Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Feb 2007 19:31 UTC, submitted by twenex
Internet & Networking Hackers Crackers have attempted to topple key parts of the internet's backbone, in one of the most significant attacks of recent years. The target was servers that help to direct global internet traffic. In the early hours of Tuesday three key servers were hit by a barrage of data in what is known as a distributed denial-of-service attack. There is no evidence so far of damage, which experts are saying is testament to the robust nature of the internet.
Thread beginning with comment 210292
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Thanks
by stestagg on Wed 7th Feb 2007 22:35 UTC in reply to "Thanks"
stestagg
Member since:
2006-06-03

Remember that language is defined by usage, so in todays world, the term 'Hacker' actually means what most people think it means.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[2]: Thanks
by twenex on Wed 7th Feb 2007 22:58 in reply to "RE: Thanks"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Well judging by the votes for that post, a lot of people disagree with you.

Besides, what something means is often defined not just by the general public, but also by its usage in a particular field. Watch a psychologist's reaction if you misuse the word "schizophrenia" for example.

Now if those who use "hacker" in the sense we use "cracker" had another word for OUR sense of "hacker", that might help. But they don't have one that fits exactly.

Reply Parent Score: 4