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white hat

n
(Computer Science) informal
a. a computer hacker who is hired by an organization to undertake nonmalicious hacking work in order to discover computer-security flaws
b. (as modifier): a white-hat hacker. Compare black hat
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The Chaos Computer Club (CCC) is one of the world's leading white-hat hacker meetings and maker fairs, and its annual general meeting in Leipzig this week is a celebration of digital arts and technology stunts.
For Germany's dedicated white-hat hackers and computer nerds, it's the biggest, best festival of the year.
If you have a white-hat boss, consider yourself fortunate.
For the purpose of this paper the terms white-hat and black-hat hacker will be used.
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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.
The packages consist of strategies the firm claims are entirely white-hat in nature.
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.