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Difference between Hackers and Crackers

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  • Last Updated : 20 May, 2020

From past so many years there is a debate between hackers and crackers. These both terms are linked with one subject which is Hacking.

Hacking :
Hacking may be defined as the technique or planning which is done to get an access to unauthorized systems. Simply we can say to gaining access to a network or a computer for illegal purposes. The person who does that are very intelligent and skilled in computers.

The person who are skilled in Hacking are divided into 2 categories:

  1. Hackers :
    Hackers are kind of good peoples who does hacking for the good purpose and to obtain more knowledge from it. They generally find loop holes in the system and help them to cover the loop holes. Hackers are generally programmers who obtain advance knowledge about operating systems and programming languages. These people never damage or harm any kind of data.
  2. Crackers :
    Crackers are kind of bad people who breaks or violates the system or a computer remotely with bad intentions to harm the data and steal it. Crackers destroy data by gaining an unauthorized access to the network. There works are always hidden as they are doing illegal stuff. Bypasses passwords of computers and social media websites, can steal your bank details and transfer money from bank.

Difference between Hackers and Crackers :

The good people who hack for knowledge purposes.The evil person who breaks into a system for benefits.
They are skilled and have a advance knowledge of computers OS and programming languages.They may or may not be skilled, some of crackers just knows a few tricks to steal data.
They work in an organisation to help protecting there data and giving them expertise on internet security.These are the person from which hackers protect organisations .
Hackers share the knowledge and never damages the data.If they found any loop hole they just delete the data or damages the data.
Hackers are the ethical professionals.Crackers are unethical and want to benifit themselves from illegal tasks.
Hackers program or hacks to check the integrity and vulnerability strength of a network.Crackers do not make new tools but use someone else tools for there cause and harm the network.
Hackers have legal certificates with them e.g CEH certificates.

Crackers may or may not have certificates, as there motive is to stay annonymous.

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