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Source: Forbes India - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News Hackers. Faceless people who deface government Web sites, who can peek into your computer without you knowing. What are they like? Forbes India asked Akash Mahajan, a Certified Ethical Hacker, for a few insights into the shadowy world. Hackers the good guys are different from crackers, who have nefarious goals. Does it bug you that everyone uses the term 'hacker' for both?

It used to. Then I realised that while some can't be bothered, most people just don't know the difference. A hacker is simply someone who finds a novel way of doing something. When people site has been "hacked," the correct term is usually "defaced."

How do you become a hacker or a cracker? Can anyone learn?

Do you have a natural tendency to ask the question "why?" If you revel in the challenge of failing and asking why do these rules apply, what would happen if I try something else, if you start getting answers then you are already a hacker.

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