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Why do people think programmers are hackers? 🤔

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1/8/2020 9:38:22 PM

Teboho Ntilane

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People watch Hollywood movies, that's why.

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bahha🐧 modern hackers don't program, they use ready made linux tools to get their job done infact hacking course teaches less programming, just tool like metasploit

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Lack of knowledge.

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In most cases, programmers are always the hacker. Hacking another program is mostly done by finding bugs in the program and attacking from there without telling the owner of the program to fix it

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every hacker is a programmer, but not every programmer is a hacker.

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I don't have enough experience or knowledge to answer this properly, but in my oppinion, programming is something hard to understand as a non-programmer. The programmer uses his trick, does his magic and bam! The computer starts acting weirder than usual. 😂

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They say it when they are newbies!!!✌😊🤫

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Probably movie have lot to do to potray that notion. All good hackers are solid programmers and knows the system inner workings much better than average programmer.

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Assumption, lack of knowledge, ignorance and yes, as mentioned above movie has to do lot of portraying.

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Mirielle🐶 those are called skiddies (script kids). the real hackers are those who convert vulnerabilities into metasploit modules, using ruby. and that's even like the last step. the real stuff happens in the stages where you look for vulnerabilities, bugs and exploits, and that requires some programming. I know, because I took the Offensive Security courses. from pen-testing to binary exploitations. but hey it all depends on what hacking means to you. your earlier answer :[ In most cases, programmers are always the hacker. Hacking another program is mostly done by finding bugs in the program and attacking from there without telling the owner of the program to fix it]

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If you are a advanced programmer and if you have deep knowledge of many systems , you are a hacker. you can find/create vulnereblities yourself in those systems. You can reverse engineer them. You can monitor network traffics. You can take advantage of memory leaks,.... if you are a programmer.

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Mirielle🐶 what do you think they use google for? other than finding those tools and ready scripts to use. there are many levels of hacking. if you only know how to use the tools, that's barely hacking,you will always rely on other hackers to write those tools and release them. yes, it's good to know those tools and use them, but if you want to be a real hacker you have to have some programming background and know how to write code. go for example to a pwn competition. and see if only using the tools will help you. I have never met a hacker who does not know how to code,well except for copy paste skiddies.

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They know the system, and most lack knowledge of even how to do it.

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Actually, hackers are over-intelligent programmers.

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bahha🐧 script kiddies are people who used Google not tools... Hackers used programmed tools to get their job done... There are various udemy lessons on ethical hacking which I paid for, NO CODE

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We programmers are hackers, nothing else.

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i saw in some hollywood movies programming/hacking is so colorful.

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Sarthak 🇳🇵 how to survive those?

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People WHO say that they watch Hollywood movie

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Because we outthink and out-dare