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A colloquial term for 'the good guys'—e.g., white hat hackers
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White hat hackers, individual hackers who detect and report security loopholes and help prevent cyber attacks, reported over 600 security issues and loopholes associated with Wi-Fi service providers, some of which could lead to potential leakage of personal information.
In Las Vegas in August Black Hat Briefings brought out the sort of hackers we shouldn't necessarily fear--hordes of security industry professionals--to confer with so-called white hat hackers, old-school technologists who look for oversights and vulnerabilities to understand how things work and how to improve them.
In the eyes of Mickos, organizations need to get better about opening up to outside help, be it from white hat hackers who spot a vulnerability in their systems and want to disclose it or other members of the same industry who want to work together to create a safer software experience.
Facebook pays out $40,000 to white hat hackers under "bug bounty" programme
It should be noted that white hat hackers typically don't steal and publish documents.