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What Is a White Hat Hacker?

October 31, 2022

The terms “hacking” and “hacker” are frequently associated with illegal activity, dangerous data breaches and stolen information. But have you ever heard of legal and ethical hacking? Yep, you heard that right. There’s a type of hacking no law enforcement can bust you for: white hat hacking.

So, what is a white hat hacker? As cybercrime matures, prevention techniques need to follow. In other words, white hat hackers are paid to legally breach data and information systems to find weaknesses and report them back to the organization.

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