Crackers meaning

krăkərz
Insane; mad.
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(chiefly brit., slang) Crazy; insane.
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Black Hats who break into others’ computer systems without authorization, dig into code to break a software’s copy-protection provisions, flood Internet sites, deliberately deface Websites, and steal money or identities. Sometimes the terms “network hackers” or “net-runners” are used to describe them. Often the media incorrectly substitute the word hacker for cracker—a behavior that irritates many in the Computer Underground. Schell, B.H. and Martin, C. Contemporary World Issues Series: Cybercrime: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2004.
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Plural form of cracker.
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(UK, informal) Crazy; mad.
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Origin of crackers

  • Probably from cracker breakdown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From firecrackers in the head. Originally "He's got the crackers" then "He's gone crackers". Started as UK naval usage in the 1920's.

    From Wiktionary