Lexicon

Hacking

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EN People often consider hacking as a form of crime, but actually that's not entirely correct. Okay, a hacker does gain access to a computer and subsequently views and copies data, or sometimes even leaves a trace, but he/she doesn't have the intention of harming the computer or deleting data. Hackers are actually trying to warn website owners of the dangers in their security system. They are the counterparts of "crackers". Those are the ones who have bad intentions and try to create viruses or spyware, delete or steal your data, or even try to gain control of your payment system to steal money. Lucky for us, there are several hackers who try to prevent this from happening or they even work with governments. One of the most famous hacking groups is Anonymous, who call themselves "hacktivists", trying to use their computer abilities for a good cause. They are like a digital batman.



NL Mensen lijken te denken dat Hacken een misdrijf is, maar dat is niet het volledige verhaal…
Ok, hackers breken wel binnen in je computer en kunnen dan al je data zien en kopiëren zonder een spoor achter te laten. Maar ze hebben niet per se de intentie om je computer of data te beschadigen. Hackers zijn er eigenlijk om gaten in je beveiligingssysteem op te sporen vooraleer Crackers dit doen.
Crackers zijn de schadelijke tegenhanger van Hackers. Als hackers Jedi zijn dan komen Crackers van de darkside. Ze verspreiden virussen, planten spyware op je pc en beschadigen of stelen je data.

Gelukkig zijn er beroemde hacking-groepen of hack-tivisten zoals Anonymous die hun computertalent willen gebruiken om de digitale wereld veiliger en eerlijker te maken!  Een soort digitale Batman’s, Batman vanuit The Dark Knight welteverstaan.



What's with this lexicon?

Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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