Main definitions of hackery in English

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hackery1

Pronunciation /ˈhakərē/ /ˈhækəri/

noun

  • 1informal The action or practice of gaining unauthorized access to data in a system or computer.

    • ‘a gambler won $32 million at a casino, thanks to a little network hackery carried out by accomplices’
    • ‘If security was not implemented, most data and applications are at risk for hackery.’
    • ‘Either the the site has a new line in promoting "Home Cleaning" or some sort of hackery or lapsing of domain names has eventuated.’
    • ‘The net of all this hackery is a table with your personal data plus a browser cookie or mobile device ID, which allows, say, a pharmacy chain that knows your phone number.’
    • ‘That provides some amount of protection against the different kinds of frauds and trickery that could be played on voters by malicious computer hackery.’
    • ‘I don't condone hackery, just realize there is a whole new world out there called penetration testing which is legal.’
    • ‘It was their own fault as their game allowed a vulnerability of the console to be exploited for hackery.’
    • ‘If you say conclusively too soon that it is this country at fault and it was either a domestic act or a different country, don't you stop looking at those other sources of hackery.’
    • ‘Disgruntlement is abundant, computer hackery is suspected, but none of the evidence corroborates any wrongdoing on behalf of the victims in this case.’
    • ‘Election-system hackery has appeared in almost half of the states.’
    • ‘Have tight systems in place to avoid damage to brands by hackery.’
    1. 1.1Quick or rough programming.
      • ‘since there is no proper API, I used some good old-fashioned hackery to get the job done’
      • ‘If you like open source and hackery, I think you 'll be a fan of running a movie theatre with HTML5.’
      • ‘It has to be said though, this is a pretty reliable source for cutting-edge Android hackery.’
      • ‘It only requires a passing knowledge of Android hackery to implement.’
      • ‘While they would never suggest performing any hackery on the device, it is a fact of life that many Android users like to tinker.’
      • ‘Replacing your hard drive will void your warranty as well as require some difficult hackery to make it serviceable.’
      • ‘There was no fancy hackery required to essentially "root" Chrome OS and do whatever you wanted to the operating system.’
      • ‘Its sharing widgets were built with some noteworthy JavaScript hackery.’
      • ‘I realize that, with a little hackery, both of these issues could be solved in Ubuntu.’
      • ‘You might think that writing a debugger must involve all kinds of low-level hackery.’
      • ‘You no longer have to go with apps that require root and a lot of hackery to screencast.’
      • ‘It's a particularly impressive little bit of hackery, considering that it's running a self-built emulator.’
      • ‘There are ways around this, but these involve a level of hackery that will make many uncomfortable.’

Main definitions of hackery in English

: hackery1hackery2

hackery2

Pronunciation /ˈhakərē/ /ˈhækəri/

noun

  • Unoriginal writing, especially journalism, of substandard quality.

    • ‘every article is a piece of political hackery’