The truth about hackers.

I’m sure most people realize that Hollywood doesn’t portray “hacking” accurately; but what most people don’t seem to realize is just how inaccurate their “hacking” really is. For example: the word “hacker” doesn’t actually refer to someone who commits computer related crimes.

Yes, that’s right, Hollywood actually got the term itself wrong and the misconception that hackers are all computer criminals has become so prevalent that it’s nearly impossible to use the term correctly any more.

Here are some links that will show you what a hacker really is:

Who are hackers?
What is hacking?
The true meaning of the word “hacking”*
*Warning: May contain a long rant about ethics.