Saturday, 10 April 2010

Hacker vs Cracker


Salam Anak IT.
When you heard of "hacker", apa yang mula-mula terlintas dalam fikiran biskita?
  • Urang jahat?
  • Pencuri password?
  • Anak inda betamadun?
  • Suka makan pizza?
  • Kuat beribadat?
  • None of the above
Alright... What if... "cracker"?
  • Inda sama kah tue?
Hahaha when I did my investigation *echewah* rata-rata SEMUA pikir yang hacker ani urang jahat sama macam cracker. Yang teruknya ada yang pikir "biskut" when I asked "What do you know about cracker?" <laugh>dereshishishishishi</laugh>
So... Apa tah yang banar tue?... Today I want to make certain things really clear to all Anak IT readers...
  1. Hacker IS NOT Cracker
  2. Cracker IS NOT Hacker
  3. Hacker != Cracker
  4. Cracker != Hacker
  5. Cracker may or may not be "biskut"
BUT... Another thing that you should really understand is that, cracker WAS a hacker... Confusing?
Here are points or true facts about "hacker":
  • A hacker WAS (or maybe IS) a member of the computer programmer
  • Hackers are people who learn how things work (mempelajari bagaimana sesuatu benda berfungsi)
  • They also learn things' weaknesses for improvisation (mempelajari kelemahan sesuatu benda untuk digubah menjadi lebih baik)
  • Usually they tell people the weaknesses of certain things that they have found out so that the people could avoid any lost or unwanted disaster
Biskita disyorkan untuk membaca laman web ini lebih lanjut. Apa yang membari gagau ati serta menjadikan jiwa bertambah resah lagi padar is that, most people nowadays think that hackers are bad people. Liat saja arah ceta hollywood masa ani. If anything pasal "stealing data" gerenti kana galar "hacker" bukannya "cracker". Even worse, when people buat lambang "hacker" biasanya diselitkan dengan lambang "tengkorak" and ada lagi yang menambah pedang or pisau dua bilah which look exactly the same macam lambang "PIRATE". They don't even bother to learn the origin of "hacker".
How to Hire a Hacker? Masuk pagar urang lain? Penetrating to steal things? So what does a cracker do then? Liat urang main bula?
From there you get a picture how the word "hacker" kana salah gunakan... So now... I would like to explain further on "cracker":
  • Former hacker with bad intentions
  • Steal valuable data/information
  • "Pencuri makanan" in cyberworld
  • Usually "tamaha" as in "inda mau share" and will not tell people how they did things
  • May or may not makan biskut cacah aing piasau while cracking
I hope you understand the differences between "hacker" and "cracker" by now. If your teacher taught you that "hacker" is bad people who steals data, it is time for you to tell him/her back the differences between "hacker" and "cracker". It is funny how the word "hacker" is stated in secondary schools' computer studies textbook but is not mentioning things about "cracker" at all (i'm not sure if the new textbook is already out mentioning these things).
The moral of the story is:
"You may be a hacker with cracker's mind in order to avoid from being cracked"
Sekian. Harap maklum. Wassalam.
P/S : If biskita pernah melaha radio or laptop untuk meliat cemana ianya berfungsi, then you are a "hacker" =)