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Why do people think programmers are hackers? 🤔

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8th Jan 2020, 9:38 PM
Teboho Ntilane
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People watch Hollywood movies, that's why.
8th Jan 2020, 11:07 PM
HonFu
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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
9th Jan 2020, 1:47 AM
Mirielle
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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
8th Jan 2020, 10:21 PM
Mirielle
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every hacker is a programmer, but not every programmer is a hacker.
8th Jan 2020, 11:21 PM
Bahha🐧
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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. 😂
8th Jan 2020, 10:11 PM
🍇 Alex Tușinean 💜
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They say it when they are newbies!!!✌😊🤫
10th Jan 2020, 9:16 AM
K͜͡ɩnɢ・ムzizi 🖤
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Assumption, lack of knowledge, ignorance and yes, as mentioned above movie has to do lot of portraying.
9th Jan 2020, 8:51 PM
D Shah 🎯⏳️
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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]
9th Jan 2020, 6:27 AM
Bahha🐧
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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.
9th Jan 2020, 10:48 AM
Sarthak 🇳🇵
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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.
9th Jan 2020, 12:56 PM
Bahha🐧
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They know the system, and most lack knowledge of even how to do it.
10th Jan 2020, 12:19 AM
[No Name]
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Actually, hackers are over-intelligent programmers.
10th Jan 2020, 12:04 PM
Ishmam
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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
9th Jan 2020, 12:31 PM
Mirielle
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We programmers are hackers, nothing else.
10th Jan 2020, 8:23 AM
George Onyango
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i saw in some hollywood movies programming/hacking is so colorful.
10th Jan 2020, 8:35 AM
abc
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Sarthak 🇳🇵 how to survive those?
10th Jan 2020, 8:36 AM
abc
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People WHO say that they watch Hollywood movie
10th Jan 2020, 9:18 AM
GIFT ALFRED
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Because we outthink and out-dare
10th Jan 2020, 12:22 PM
Peculiar
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every hacker is a programmer, but not every programmer is a hacker.
9th Jan 2020, 6:14 PM
mugumya vicent
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People aren't used to seeing live coding - they only use the results
9th Jan 2020, 7:33 PM
OverdrivedProgrammer