(v) 1. To write program code.
2. To modify a program, often in an unauthorized manner, by changing the code itself.
(n) 1. Code that is written to provide extra functionality to an existing program.
2. An inelegant and usually temporary solution to a problem.
- hack tool
A term used by the Symantec Security Response Center to describe tools that are used by a hacker (or unauthorized user) to attack, gain unwelcome access to or perform identification of your computer. Hack tools also generally attempt to gain information on or access hosts or bypass obvious security mechanisms inherent to the system it […]
A slang term for a computer enthusiast, i.e., a person who enjoys learning programming languages and computer systems and can often be considered an expert on the subject(s). Among professional programmers, depending on how it used, the term can be either complimentary or derogatory, although it is developing an increasingly derogatory connotation. The pejorative sense […]
Formed by combining “hack” with “activism,” hacktivism is the act of hacking into a Web site or computer system in order to communicate a politically or socially motivated message. Unlike a malicious hacker, who may disrupt a system for financial gain or out of a desire to cause harm, the hacktivist performs the same kinds […]
Slang term used to describe a bloated mess of poorly written source code.
In VoIP, hairpin (or hairpining) is the means to send a call back in the direction that it came from. If a call cannot be routed over IP to a gateway that is closer to the target telephone, the call typically is sent back out the local zone the same way from which it came.