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    n. One of the `silent majority' in a electronic forum; one who posts occasionally or not at all but is known to read the ... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    cracking


    n. The act of breaking into a computer system; what a cracker does. Contrary to widespread myth, this 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.