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Hacking 101: How to Break Into Computers

Within the boundaries of good ethics, About.com will show you resources on how computer security does have holes, and how it is possible to exploit those holes. Now, let's hope you use this knowledge for good...

What is 'leet' or '1337'?
What exactly does 'leet' or '1337' mean?

Your Favorite Hacker Movies
While hacker movies certainly aren't technically accurate, they are a lot of fun. About.com readers write: their favorite hacker movies of all time

Readers' Favorite Hacker Movies
Do you have a favorite movie that involves hackers and cracking/phreaking? Submit your favorite movie name here...

"What is a 'Hacker'? Is that the same as a 'hax0r'?"
So what exactly is a hacker? A haxor? A hax0r? Are they all the same terms? About.com explains here...

The 20 Best Hacker Movies
While none of these movies truly depicts what computer truly involves, each of these stories is memorable in some way as good escapist fiction. Here they are: The 20 Best Hacker Movies, as voted on by a panel of opinionated judges...

"What is 'pwned'?"
"Pwned" is an internet term that originated in the hacker subculture, and has grown to widespread use in gaming culture. "To be pwned" means ...

Security Basics for Home Computing
If you subscribe to broadband cable or DSL, then you are at high risk for casual hackers. There are three simple steps you can take to reduce your hacker attacks by 90%! See this excellent tutorial by security professional, Tony Bradley

Wireless Networking Security for the Home
If you just installed "WiFi" for your house, then do spend 15 minutes checking out these six safeguarding tips, including changing your Identifier ID, enabling WEP encryption, and shutting down identifier broadcasting. Excellent information for the new wireless owner.

"Help! I Think I've Been Hacked!"
Your computer starts to run a little weird. You notice the drive light blinking when you aren’t doing anything and the system seems a little slow. At first you may shrug it off, then you notice some weird program in your Startup group. There is a good chance your system has been hacked. If so, then this article is for you...

The 20 Best Hacker Movies
Don't expect to learn how to nmap or packet sniff by watching these films. Instead: if you are looking for some fun escapism in a good movie rental, definitely consider these hacker movies.

The 20 Best Hacker Movies
Don't expect to learn how to nmap or packet sniff by watching these films. Instead: if you are looking for some fun escapism in a good movie rental, definitely consider these hacker movies.

What People Use for Passwords
What Do People Use for Passwords? Well, the LulzSec hackers who breached the Sony Playstation and Sony Pictures networks in 2011 actually gave us some data. These hackers published the account information of 37,000 users, including their passwords. This is what those 37,000 accounts revealed...

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