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A colloquial term for 'the good guys'—e.g., white hat hackers
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Technology experts in the UAE have applauded a move by the Dubai Police, which will see them seek cooperation from white hat hackers to help combat cybercrimes and protect big data in the emirate.
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.
The Global CyberLympics Middle East Championships will host the most-skilled white hat hackers from the region, and the top two teams will represent the region to compete in the world finals championship in 2012.
White hat hackers exploit security lapses to show off or highlight the gaps in systems.
White hat hackers are those who are considered helpful or benign hackers as opposed to 'black hat hackers, whose activities serve malicious or criminal purposes.'
According to local media reports, Major-General Abdulla Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-In-Chief of the Dubai Police had issued the directives to put a call-out to white hat hackers to utilise their expertise in helping ensure cybersecurity of companies functioning across the city.
Summary: White hat hackers are individuals employed by organisations to find vulnerabilities and security holes/bugs within the organisation's digital systems.
Alpine's Intro to Penetration Testing (Ethical Hacking) course is a 2 day instructor-led course focused on tactics, techniques, and procedures used by both black hat attackers and penetration testers (white hat hackers).
Facebook pays out $40,000 to white hat hackers under "bug bounty" programme