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dark-side hacker

dark-side hacker in Technology

jargon, legal
A criminal or malicious hacker; a cracker. From George Lucas's Darth Vader, "seduced by the dark side of the Force". The implication that hackers form a sort of elite of technological Jedi Knights is intended.
Opposite: samurai.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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