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brainXploit 1: Who was the first hacker?

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caneacsu

This first hack took place in 1903 and it was performed by Nevil Maskelyne. He was a magician and inventor :) Cool story ^^ 

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pierluigi.castellana
Though it wasn’t yet called “hacking,” the earliest known incidents of modern technological mischief date from 1878 and the early days of the Bell Telephone Company. Teenage boys hired by Bell as switchboard operators intentionally misdirected and disconnected telephone calls, eavesdropped on conversations, and played a variety of other pranks on unsuspecting customers.
The first bona fide appearance of a computer hacker occurs nearly 100 years later, in the 1960s. A “hack” has always been a kind of shortcut or modification—a way to bypass or rework the standard operation of an object or system. The term originated with model train enthusiasts at MIT who hacked their train sets in order to modify how they worked.

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arunthomas115

The magician who was responsible for hijacking and revealing security flaws in Guglielmo Marconi's first long-range wireless communications system was Nevil Maskelyne (1863-1924)(A Magician and a Hacker).
He used the Morse code to perform this cool trick and now he remains as the first hacker in history. :) Nice Story ....

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GiRa

I think we can go back to the Ancient Greeks and even the Ancient Egyptians, but I'd go for Leonardo Da Vinci 'cause he's Italian: he "shuffled" the mill to produce textile products, then he shuffled again to build weapons and back to textile.

 

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