The_Freeman

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Is using the javascript command: javascript: document.body.contentEditable = 'true'; document.designMode = 'on'; void 0 on a webpage hacking? Yes or No and why?
 

The_Freeman

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Yea I know that I was just wondering if this counts as hacking or not and why.
 

The_Freeman

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'Gain unauthorized access to data in a system or computer' That's what I'm going by. (btw this isn't for me my friends are arguing about it)
 

USAFRet

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If you are changing the content or design of a webpage in a way that is unauthorized by the owner, then yes....that would be 'hacking'. (If we are going by the current bastardized definition of 'hacking')
 

ksham

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No. That's not doing anything invasive. It only affects YOUR screen. It's not saving that data. Someone else would not see any changes you make with that.
 

The_Freeman

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Good its not only me that thinks it :) That's what I said to them but one still disagrees with me. I'm just trying to figure out what his definition of hacking is for it to be wrong!?!
 

ksham

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Also, there are developer tools like Firebug that can already make changes like that and provides more features. So he's not being clever by running that.
 

The_Freeman

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Who said anything about being clever?

 

ksham

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Your friend found a few JavaScript commands to enable content editing on a webpage and labeled it as "hacking" when there are already tools that does it better. If that's not trying to be clever, then that's just silliness.
 
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