Why do people have an aversion to hacking? | SoloLearn: Learn to code for FREE!

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Why do people have an aversion to hacking?

Recently I asked a question on here that had to do with hacking, and I got as many downvotes as I got upvotes. Any time I comment about hacking, even if I specify ethical hacking, people always downvote. Is this because of movies, or is there another reason?

10/27/2020 1:42:37 AM

Thomas

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It happens very often here that the hacking-related questions are asked by people who just registered here at Sololearn a few hours or days ago and have not written five lines of code in their life so far. In addition,many do not know how to use a search engine effectively, and initiative is also a foreign word to them.Then there are those who have an argument with classmates who want to get revenge on them and therefore would like to hack their Facebook account. And these people then babble something about "ethical hacking" or "white hat hacking" because they once heard somewhere that it would have a better reputation. Everyone forgets that hacking, as long as you not use it exclusively on your own devices in your private environment, preferably isolated from the public Internet,represents a massive encroachment on the personal rights of others. The people who legitimately hack, however, have legitimacy from authorities or prosecutors, and to obtain this legitimation, certain personality traits are required.

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continuation: One is the criterion of being an adult, which is not based on age as number of years, but whether you have a certain inner attitude and always practice it.

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*** I assume that this thread will go to "HOT TODAY" in a couple of hours *** 😁🤣😂😆🤪😉

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I'm a small developer, and I know how hard is to create projects specially if you are alone, It's takes hard-working plus lots of research. Writing thousands lines of codes, debugging , handling updates, unwanted bug e.t.c. This all things really sucks. And there's comes a script kiddle, who has watched some YouTube toturials , seen few articles , grabbed some hacking tools and do some reverse-engineering stuff. So Congrats, now your years old project has been messed up by an hacker. How you feeling? Ok it's really nice if his intention is to work for development team to find bug and vulnerability. But all this kids are trying to be look Cool. Well I'm not against hacking, it's really helpful for some Fields. But it's not good to have this skills in wrong hands.

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Thomas I wouldn't call it conditioning. It is more that daily experience shows that this picture that I have sketched applies to THE MAJOR NUMBER (not all !!!) of people asking about hacking.

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Unfortunately the many "hacking" related questions posted here revolves around inethical hacking, and sometimes that goes even where the poster explicitly mention ethical hacking. How ironic that is, I guess you know better. And also, SoloLearn does not encourage inethical hacking or illegal activities. Although one may argue about legallity (cause it all was up to one's interests), most people here are into learning, and *probably* just don't favour much about such topic. There are numerous places outside SoloLearn where anyone can learn, be it black or white magic.

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Probably because it's often associated with illegal or unethical activity.

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Hacking is actually done with HTML and Google Docs

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Thomas Jan Markus gives a great answer on this. Not to mention you were rude to him on your last question and that probably affected the number of downvotes your received.

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Thomas I told you, it will go to "Hot Today". I only had to wait a little bit longer. Now you will become famous as the initiator of a great thread!

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In addition to the perfectly valid answers given here the usage of word "hacking" in your questions propagates a wrong meaning of the word "hacker", which debases the whole hacker culture. See http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/H/hacker.html. You can also read http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html though parts of it are more of a personal view of ESR Read also this until enlightened: http://catb.org/esr/writings/unix-koans/script-kiddie.html

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Thomas it's not that hard and easy to do reverse-engineering from hacking tools. People only know how to use those things but don't have any clue what's happening inside. * It's a magic moment for them *

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Jan Markus So people are just conditioned to think that anyone who mentions hacking doesnt know anything about hacking

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Jan Markus Yeah ok.

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Jan Markus Lol probably.

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Maxwell Anderson That probably had something to do with it

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On the contrary, there are databases upon databases of repos like github out there, where quite often, codes that i had been struggling with were already running on there. I reverse their code in my environment, and i see how and why it works, and then the world doesnt look all that bad. Funny thing, i took alot of complicated math in college, that i have no idea how to pay for right now, and all that code still looks like flying spaghetti monster!

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0_O-[Mägár_Sám_Äkà_Nüllpøïntêr_Èxëcéptïön]~~ But yeah it is not a good tool in the wrong hands.

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0_O-[Mägár_Sám_Äkà_Nüllpøïntêr_Èxëcéptïön]~~ Yeah I guess you are right.

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Your intentions may be honorable, but the answers to such questions will be read by many users. How do you want to control who you reach with such topics? I suspect there are tons of people who would like to use such skills unethically, if they had the knowledge ...