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What does cracker stand for?

cracker stands for criminal hacker

This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:

  • Information technology (IT) and computers
  • Slang/chat, popular culture

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Apple hardware has notably evaded the attention of hackers who tend to target PCs that run the Windows operating system; however, the criminal hackers are now taking the time to learn techniques of infiltrating the system.