-While there are many definitions of hacking, a general definition is to modify something to make it work for you.
-For computers, hacking includes fixing programs until they work . Also, hacking includes modifying the computer hardware to make it work better or tuned to the person's wishes.
-The type of hacking that the media discusses includes breaking into secure systems to determine their weaknesses and to explore them. However, the media only points out the malicious uses for breaking into systems.
So as you can see, hacking is not always bad.....We can now get into the types of hacking.....
-MOST hackers work for security professions or hack to improve their personal experience.
-Most white hats only hack their own systems in order to tweak them to the fullest extent that they can. Most of the "white hat" hackers are working behind the scenes or in the shadows. The media hardly, if ever, discusses them or their work.
-Through movies, and sound-bites, the media has jumped on the "hackers are bad" bandwagon-- totally overlooking the people who are trying to make their (and our) lives better through their hacking.