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dark-side hacker

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]

(1997-04-28)

 


Nearby terms: DAP Fortran DAPLEX DARE dark-side hacker Darms DARPA Dartmouth BASIC
 

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