How many times have you read an article that attempts to educate you on the differences between a hacker and a cracker? Once too many I'm sure, but all the same here's yet another article to add to the list that does just that. It's a pretty interesting read, and while I'm sure 90% of you here have already read something similar, there's a small chance that someone still isn't too 'sure' as to the difference between the two, so this post is for their benefit mainly.
This summer, Warner Brothers wants you to "log on, hack in, go anywhere and steal everything." Warner Brothers' entry in the summer blockbuster sweepstakes is Swordfish, an action film with a plot that centers on the lives of hackers, evil politicians and double-crossing secret agents.
A group of ex-computer software crackers have created a new type of encryption in the same sense that polymorphic viruses change their form. It changes data second by second while in memory, effectively making it very hard to crack. So far none have been able to crack it. More information can be found here.