A criminal or malicious hacker; a cracker. From George Lucas's Darth Vader, "seduced by the dark side of the Force". The implication that hackers form a sort of elite of technological Jedi Knights is intended.Opposite: samurai. [Jargon File]
Last updated: 1997-04-28
DAP Fortran ♦ DAPLEX ♦ DARE ♦ dark-side hacker ♦ Darms ♦ DARPA ♦ Dartmouth BASIC
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