Hackers and Computer Security

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How did computer hacking start?

Hackers and Computer Security

Hackers first evolved during the 1960's at university facilities with huge mainframe computers, like MIT's artificial intelligence lab. Because these computers lacked firewall software or modern internet security, they become staging grounds for hackers. At first, "hacker" was a positive term for a person with a mastery of computers who could push programs beyond what they were designed to do. Later it became associated with computer vandals intent on harming systems.



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