For the last time people.
Hacking is NOT malicious. In fact, hacking tends to be carried out with the permission of the person being hacked. Hacking generally means that you are hacking to test out security systems and the like. Google tells me:
Originally, a hacker was a term of respect, used among computer programmers, designers, and engineers. The hacker was one who created original and ingenious programs. Unfortunately, the current popular meaning of the term is used to describe those who break into systems, destroy data, steal copyrighted software, and perform other destructive or illegal acts with computers and networks. (from UVM Engineering College)
Crackers are the ones who are malicious. They are the ones who cause trouble. Damnit, will someone set the media straight???
Wait. I’m working in the field. Damn.