This 125-year-old Letter Tells Us The Real Meaning Of Hack

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8:30 pm 4 Feb, 2015

You often wonder why, of all the known words in the dictionary, we call a hack, a hack. Well, it seems that whosoever first called the process of breaking into a system a hack was aware of this 125-year-old letter, where the word first appeared.

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When someone hacks into your account or your computer, your first reaction is of trepidation; everything else comes later. So, a hack has a negative connotation, although there are ethical hackers in our midst, too.

To have a detailed understanding, you may read this article on Wired.

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