The history of hacking is really the history of computers. From some Australian lads who messed with a NASA satellite, to a guy who hacked the Pentagon by pretending to be an intern and just asking for help. Unfortunately, you will find that the term hacker has really been stigmatized and to most people it is just another word for a criminal. In reality this is not the case, most people that are referred to as hackers are really law abiding folks, just your average Joe. They work on protecting systems, performing penetration tests, conducting investigations and so on. On the other hand there is a very loud minority, whose actions get into the news. Again, unfortunately, this loud minority is what people are acquainted with. Now let us break that stigma and see what a term hacker really represents.