History of Hacking

What is a hacker? If you pull up Wikipedia and type in the word hacker, you will come up with the following definitions.

  • Hacker (term), a contentious term used in computing for several types of person
  • Hacker (computer security) or cracker, who accesses a computer system by circumventing its security system
  • Hacker (programmer subculture), who shares an anti-authoritarian approach to software development now associated with the free software movement [Wikipedia.org]

The following infographic gives a brief history on the history of the word “hacker” and how it became what it is known for today.

The History of Hacking [Source: OnlineMBA.com]

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