How to catch a cracker in the US?

Doug Barton dougb at
Mon Mar 17 04:32:42 UTC 2014

On 03/16/2014 08:51 PM, Jay Hennigan wrote:
> On 3/13/14 6:22 AM, Sholes, Joshua wrote:
>> If one came up in this field with a mentor who was old school, or if one
>> is old school oneself, one tends use the original (as I understand it)
>> definitions--a "cracker" breaks security or obtains data unlawfully, a
>> "hacker" is someone who likes ethically playing (in the "joyful
>> exploration" sense) with complicated systems.
> And both terms are so defined in RFC 1392, dates January 1993.

... but that's only informational. :)

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