Hello, readers. Beginning today, I will be writing a small series of articles about the paths we have taken as hackers, hacker culture, and what it means in the grand scheme of our lives.
For those of you who are new or don't know me, I'm ghost_; a fairly regular and active member within our small community.
While it's fantastic that you're all hungry to learn the technical aspects of this highly specialised skill; I do feel it's important to know the non-technical aspects and hacker culture. OccupyTheWeb has written some fantastic articles about these non-technical aspects, but I feel we can really expand more and look at other things as well.
First, let's refine hacking into a short, easy to understand piece of information.
"Hacking is the skill of gaining unauthorised access to data in a system."
That is the quick few second summary of what we do. However, it goes far beyond that scope and I'm going to spend this series delving into what makes us tick and the large part hacking will play in our lives.
Next article: The Various Shades of Hackers.