For Germany's dedicated white-hat
hackers and computer nerds, it's the biggest, best festival of the year.
The Cavalry wants to position itself as a sort of white-hat
standard-setting agency, working with companies to increase awareness of cybersecurity issues and shore up defenses.
A recent study revealed that both white-hat
and black-hat hackers understand the consequences of illegal hacking, however, college students do not.
HACKERS Ian de'Wessington, left, and Ian Fraser who run IT security firm Phortress
At least it did until Aviel Rubin decided to let others in on computer technology secrets with his book White-Hat
On the cover of White-Hat
Security Arsenal: Tackling the Threats is a huge football player who represents a hacker.
The method's white-hat
reputation was muddied last May by a Cornell University study showing that in the laboratory, nearly half of young monarch caterpillars died after 4 days of eating leaves dusted with Bt pollen (SN: 5/22/99, p.
More people should write about the white-hat
hackers and fewer about the black-hat hackers.
According to stuff.co.nz, SnapChat had implement the latest security feature after it admitted that white-hat
hackers had breached its user database that exposed millions of usernames and phone numbers exposed to criminals.
The packages consist of strategies the firm claims are entirely white-hat
hackers are recruited to ward off black-hat hackers, and there are even gray-hat hackers, like the LOpht (pronounced "loft") collective in Boston, which searches for security flaws and then makes the information available to anyone.