The hacker culture is a subculture of individuals who enjoy the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming and circumventing limitations of systems to achieve novel and clever outcomes. The act of engaging in activities (such as programming or other media) in a spirit of playfulness and exploration is termed "hacking". However, the defining characteristic of a hacker is not the activities performed themselves (e.g. programming), but the manner in which it is done: hacking entails some form of excellence, for example exploring the limits of what is possible, thereby doing something exciting and meaningful. Activities of playful cleverness can be said to have "hack value" and are termed "hacks" (examples include pranks at MIT intended to demonstrate technical aptitude and cleverness). The hacker culture originally emerged in academia in the 1960s around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Tech Model Railroad Club (TMRC) and MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
The Australian newspaper reported late Wednesday that the details of pro-democracy Hongkongers were provided to someone impersonating Birmingham, with one of the recipients being asked ... The person handed over details of Hongkongers without realizing they were speaking to a cyber-hacker, the paper said, citing the person who it didn’t identify.
One-third of 130 mobile phone apps used by Hongkongers to facilitate online transactions are vulnerable to hackers, experts found in a study ... One-third of 130 mobile phone apps used by Hongkongers to facilitate online transactions are vulnerable to hackers, experts found in a study.
Also, since each Hongkonger has on average 2.38 mobile SIM cards, hackers find it attractive to break into their smartphones and steal users' information or use them to launch other internet attacks. He said hackers also like to break into point-of-sale systems, which are widely used in retail outlets, restaurants and hotels.
Casting ballots online by the hundreds of thousands, and taking to the streets en masse, Hongkongers are fighting to hang on to their rights ... Fueled by growing discontent with Beijing’s creeping control of their city’s politics, Hongkongers hit the streets today ... Hongkongers see ...
ArthurHackerMBE, renowned artist, historian, author and creator of an endearing emblem of 1970sHong Kong - the litterbug Lap Sap Chung - died in hospital of pneumonia on Wednesday ... But most Hongkongers know Hacker best for his monstrous creation, litterbug Lap Sap Chung ... Hacker was charmingly eccentric and a master of the one-liner.
16 (Xinhuanet) -- A local historian commented Monday that the possible shutting down of the British Council library in Hong Kong at the year's end does not matter, since HongKong's public libraries can always provide books one wants. ¡¡¡¡ArthurHacker, who is also a former Hong ...
As one of Hong Kong's most popular sites, Hongkong.com should not sacrifice users' legal right to free speech in exchange for the approval of the Mainland government, according to the Web page ... Some went further, however, suggesting that hackers stage a denial-of-service attack of Hongkong.com on June 4 ... Hacker magazine calls for movie protest.
Lt-General William Donahue, commander of the Air Force communications and information centre at the Pentagon, said hackers "came at us daily, hell-bent on taking down Nato networks" ... A report said that hackers from Hongkong also joined in the attacks, leaving behind graffiti, some in Chinese, protesting against the bombing.