A terminal is just a keyboard and a screen that are connected to the computer
through the network, over a modem, or directly. Your keyboard and monitor form
a terminal that is directly attached to the computer: This special terminal
is often called the console.
Note that the term ``hacker'' should not be confused with the term ``cracker.''
In short, a hacker is benevolent, whereas a cracker is generally considered
malevolent. Movies and other forms of media many times incorrectly use the term
``hacker'' instead of ``cracker.''