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LC control no.sh2013002597
Topical headingHacking
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Variant(s)Computer hacking
See alsoComputer programming
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Scope noteHere are entered works on unauthorized changes to computer files, systems, or networks as well as to works on third-party programmatic changes to a file, network, game, or other electronic device.
Found inWork cat: Champion, E. Game mods, 2012: p. 11-12 (Finch's (2011) definition: user-made edits made to PC videogames; Scacchi (2010) proposed five types of game mods [including] game console hacking)
Monk, S. Hacking electronics, 2013: publishers description (This intuitive guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices quickly and easily. Discover how to hack sensors, accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, microphones, and FM transmitters.)
OED online, Sept. 14, 2013: hack, v. (8. To gain unauthorized access to (computer files, etc., or information held in one). colloq. (org. U.S.))
Internet Security Systems website, Sept. 14, 2013 (The word 'hacking' has two definitions: 1. the hobby/profession of working with computers. 2. breaking into computer systems. While the first definition is older and is still used by many computer enthusiasts (who refer to cyber-criminals as "crackers"), the second definition is much more commonly used.)
Free dictionary, Sept. 14, 2013 (hack, v., 3.a. (informal) To alter (a computer program). 3.b. To gain access to (a computer file or network) illegally or without authorization)
GameHacking website, Sept. 14, 2013 ('Hacking', in the context of, refers to modification of a platform's system memory during game play, or modification of files that comprise a game, to achieve a desired effect during game play.)