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White hackers vs. black hackers: Things you should know

Though the term “hacker” is often used in association with cybercriminals, a hacker is actually someone who uses their knowledge of computer domain to bypass security measures of a network, device or computer. The terms “white hackers” and “black hackers” have become quite common to the digital realm nowadays. But what do they actually mean? Let’s have a quick round-up of these two.

White hackers

White hackers, widely known as ethical hackers, are computer security experts specialized in penetration testing and other methodologies, who implement their knowledge to ensure that an organization’s information systems are secure. They often help governments and companies find loopholes in their security and networks by hacking into them first. They do this to discover the flaws before the cyber criminals take undue advantage of the same. When these security researchers find a security bug or vulnerability in software, they report it to the organization so that it can be fixed. Most often, white hackers are paid contractors or employees who try to find security loopholes.

 

Black hackers

Hackers, who seek to exploit weaknesses in a computer network or system and breach defenses, are referred to as black hackers. A common activity these types of crooks commit is hacking computers to use them for sending spam emails. These criminals utilize their knowledge to the detriment of others and for their own benefits. When these hackers discover loopholes in networks or software, they don’t disclose them to organizations. Instead, they either exploit them to trigger harm to their victims or sell them to other criminals, whether for any reason or just to prove themselves as hackers. Although the term “hacker” tries to evoke negative perceptions, it’s important to keep in mind that if we don’t have white hackers striving to seek out vulnerabilities and threats before the black ones can find them, there would perhaps be a lot more mischievous activities involving cyberattacks collecting sensitive information than there is now. As a white hacker, you can always use your security and hacking expertise to become a crucial part in the fight against cybercrime committed by the black hackers.

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Do we have to be ready for Cyber War in 2017?

The first question you might ask when reading this title is, ‘What is cyber war?’ After all you are probably aware of the abundance of cyber attacks which happen every day, but cyber war? Cyber War – The Facts Cyber attacks have been on the increase for many years; although they have been happening since […]

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10 Cyber Security Myths You Should Know

Cyber security is a very serious issue which should be looked at by every person and firm who is connected to the internet. Cyber attacks can happen to anyone but the weaker your network the easier you will be to target. The result of a cyber attack can be simple disruption, harmful and malignant use […]

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5 Cyber Security Tools Your Company Should Use

Cyber security is an issue which cannot be taken too seriously. No matter how small your business, if you do not protect yourself from hackers and other online attacks you are likely to lose data; this may be confidential business information, client data or even your financial information. In fact, any business can be a […]

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