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hacker

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈhækər/ IT
someone who illegally uses a computer to access information stored on another computer system or to spread a computer virus: The software company said that more than 30,000 computers were hijacked by hackers each day and used to illegally send out spam. Installing a firewall is one method of trying to protect against hackers. Hacker attacks, financial fraud, and data theft are now everyday concerns. a computer/internet hacker a criminal/malicious hacker
Translations of “hacker”
in Chinese (Traditional) 駭客,非法侵入他人電腦者…
in Russian хакер…
in Turkish bilgisayar korsanı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黑客,非法侵入他人计算机者…
in Polish haker…
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