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  • Noun: cracker  kraku(r)
    1. A thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet 
    2. A poor White person in the southern United States
      - redneck [N. Amer] 
    3. A programmer who cracks (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things
      "crackers are often mistakenly called hackers" 
    4. Firework consisting of a small explosive charge and fuse in a heavy paper casing
      - firecracker, banger [Brit] 
    5. A party favour consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favour) that pops when pulled at both ends
      - snapper, cracker bonbon

    Derived forms: crackers

    See also: crack

    Type of: bread, breadstuff, coder, computer programmer, developer, favor [US], favour [Brit, Cdn], firework, party favor [US], party favour [Brit, Cdn], programer [US], programmer, pyrotechnic, rustic, software developer, software engineer, staff of life

    Encyclopedia: Cracker


  • [British slang]
    Noun. 1. A thing that is excellent. E.g."That West End show was a cracker." {Informal}
    2. An attractive person, particularly a woman. {Informal}

  • [Slang]
    white person
    note: a term used toward white people, although most Whites do not seem to be offended by this term.

  • [Electronics]
    A hacker with malicious intent (also see HACKER). Such a person attempts to gain access to computer systems or databases in order to steal something or inflict damage. Examples include theft, erasure, or mutilation of data; fraudulent debiting of bank accounts; alteration of credit information; and identity theft.

  • [Computer]
    <jargon> An individual who attempts to gain unauthorised access to a computer system. These individuals are often malicious and have many means at their disposal for breaking into a system. The term was coined ca. 1985 by hackers in defence against journalistic misuse of "hacker". An earlier attempt to establish "worm" in this sense around 1981--82 on Usenet was largely a failure.

    Use of both these neologisms reflects a strong revulsion against the theft and vandalism perpetrated by cracking rings. The neologism "cracker" in this sense may have been influenced not so much by the term "safe-cracker" as by the non-jargon term "cracker", which in Middle English meant an obnoxious person (e.g., "What cracker is this same that deafs our ears / With this abundance of superfluous breath?" -- Shakespeare's King John, Act II, Scene I) and in modern colloquial American English survives as a barely gentler synonym for "white trash".

    While it is expected that any real hacker will have done some playful cracking and knows many of the basic techniques, anyone past larval stage is expected to have outgrown the desire to do so except for immediate practical reasons (for example, if it's necessary to get around some security in order to get some work done).

    Contrary to widespread myth, cracking does not usually involve some mysterious leap of hackerly brilliance, but rather persistence and the dogged repetition of a handful of fairly well-known tricks that exploit common weaknesses in the security of target systems. Accordingly, most crackers are only mediocre hackers.

    Thus, there is far less overlap between hackerdom and crackerdom than the mundane reader misled by sensationalistic journalism might expect. Crackers tend to gather in small, tight-knit, very secretive groups that have little overlap with the huge, open hacker poly-culture; though crackers often like to describe *themselves* as hackers, most true hackers consider them a separate and lower form of life, little better than virus writers. Ethical considerations aside, hackers figure that anyone who can't imagine a more interesting way to play with their computers than breaking into someone else's has to be pretty losing.

    See also Computer Emergency Response Team, dark-side hacker, hacker ethic, phreaking, samurai, Trojan horse.
Examples
  • Never mind what he says, he's a cracker.
  • Several other sand crackers have been built since then.
  • A large electric magnet on a crane lifts the skull cracker.
  • I'm going to get a few crackers or cookies first billy likes a little snack when he gets home from school.
  • Chunan's special walnut crackers . 2, 000 won for each bag
  • The fire cracker went off and scared jack's dog
  • "going great, cracker . we're diversifying.
  • Where are you going ? cracker told us to stay here
  • No, it wasn't from a cracker jack box
  • Ann : ( chewing a cracker ) for the orphans
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