What is another word for hacker?

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One who is skilled in computers or programming
“A large government agency hired a hacker to secure its network.”
One who indirectly, and usually illegal, gains access to a computer system
“A firewall will deter attempts by a hacker to gain unauthorized access to a computer system.”
One who is inexperienced or unskilled at an activity
“Like every megalomaniac, every Walter Mitty fan, every tennis hacker, I wondered what it would be like to participate in a pro tournament.”
An implement with a blade used for pruning or cutting, or as a weapon
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