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hacking

the accessing of a computer system without the permission of the owner of that system. Originally the practice proved difficult for the legal system mainly because many hackers caused no actual damage - they would simply enter the system, leave proof of their cunning and skill and exit. Others, however, were more malicious. Offences have been created to protect the integrity of systems, initially in computer misuse legislation from 1980. A person is guilty of an offence if he causes a computer to perform any function with intent to secure access to any program or data held in any computer; the access he intends to secure is unauthorized; and he knows at the time when he causes the computer to perform the function that this is the case. There is a related offence of unauthorized modification, namely to do any act which causes an unauthorized modification of the contents of any computer; and at the time the accused does the act, he has the requisite intent and the requisite knowledge. The intent required is intent to impair the operation of any computer, prevent or hinder access to any program or data held on any computer, or impair the operation of any program or the reliability of any data. It is immaterial whether or not the accused had any intent directed towards any particular computer system, program or data; all that is required is that the accused knows that any intended alteration is unauthorized.
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However, it is more natural to interpret these conditions as "social" in the broadest sense, though Hacking tends to follow Dummett and the early Foucault in restricting the social to linguistic practices.
The notorious cyberspy soon became a computer-age folk hero after he led the FBI on a two-year cross-country hacking spree that ended with his arrest in North Carolina in 1995 - the first hacker ever to make the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list.
In the past year, hacking has taken a more ominous turn.
As news of the hacking of the voting system at DEF CON became viral on Twitter people started demanding a return to paper ballots.
Hacking one machine will take 10 years, depending on your computer's power.
An ex-editor of the deceased British tabloid News of the World, Coulson, 46, resigned from the newspaper in 2007 over its phone hacking affair," Xinhua reported.
Mr Morgan, former editor of the Daily Mirror and News of the World, is expected to be asked about comments he has made about hacking when he gives evidence on Tuesday.
Hacking is distasteful, especially when it involved the victims of crimes but most of those crying out against it are not really important, just famous for a brief period of time.
The family of Mr Hacking, who was known as Jim, last night paid tribute to a "wonderful businessman, sportsman and a marvellous family man".
In another major hacking incident in 2010, the Riyad Bank website was broken, prompting the bank to take safety measures.
Dunleavy figured hacking Shaq would accomplish two things: It would hold the Lakers to only about one point a possession in the game's crucial minutes.
In addition to the main conference, there are 15 in-depth workshops available pre and post-conference, addressing timely security challenges, such as Uncovering Network Vulnerabilities, Making Policies Work: From Creation to Enforcement, InfoSec Boot Camp for Beginners, How to Secure and Audit LDAP, Auditing Active Directory, Hacking Virtual Private Networks, Surviving a PCI Data Security Compliance Audit, Advanced Firewalls, FISMA and NIST Security Guidance, VoIP Security in the Enterprise, Systems Forensics, Risk Analysis and the Security Management Process, Hacking Windows, and Hacking Web Applications.