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What is an Elite Hacker? 

Hacker is a term commonly used to refer to an individual who secretly gains access into systems and networks for the purpose of earning money. Some, however, practice the creative art of hacking for the reason that they get a certain level of enthusiasm from the test that they are being put into. During the early years, hackers were considered to be as computer underground. The culture only progressed through time and is now regarded as an open community.

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Elite hacker is the name utilized by the community with the aim of identifying those individuals who are deemed to be as experts in their line of work. These people are actually on the “cutting edge” of both the computer and network industry.
The “elites” are known to be the part of the 2.5 percentile of the beginning of the whole technology adaptation lifecycle curve. Elites are generally recognized as the “innovators” or those who took part in the primal years of hacking.

31337 Speak

Other numeric terms are also used interchangeably when referring to the elite and these are the following: 31337 in 1337_speak and 1337. Hackers decided to substitute letters with numbers so as to avoid search engines from grasping their websites and newsgroups through the simple process of keyword search. These individuals changed the letters especially the vowels into numbers. As an example, vowels “A” and “E” were replaced with the numbers “4” and “3”, respectively. At present, the said “l33t speak” is acknowledged by selected number of people and this is used only when it is deemed necessary.
Script kiddies and the likes make use of and also abuse the vulnerabilities within a specific system, which were originally determined by other experts. But it has been proven that the elites work in such a way that they can really be considered as specialists since they are the ones who discover security holes directly.
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