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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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A white hat hacker will be hired to assess a certain company's security infrastructure and then implement fixes if necessary.
White hat hacker Roarke Brennan has gathered a team to exact revenge for his brother's murder, but he's dismayed when Wren Lee insists on joining the crew--he's known her for years and has tried to suppress the complicated feelings he has for her.
Calce is Canada's most notorious White Hat hacker, a cybersecurity expert and author of How I Cracked the Internet and Why It's Still Broken.
White Hat hacker, Avinash Singh, discovered a security hole that allowed him to access the entire cache of online code for Vine, Twitter's short-video service.
Amusingly enough, our best hope for mitigating Shellshock quickly is if a white hat hacker creates a worm that uses the Shellshock vulnerability to automatically spread across the internet, patching vulnerable computers and devices as it goes.
Alex Heid, a white hat hacker and chief research officer at SecurityScorecard, a company that monitors and grades the cybersecurity health of any organization, says so far the circumstances of the situation led to a perfect storm.
Born in New Zealand, Jack was a white hat hacker who gained notoriety when he remotely hacked an ATM, causing it to spit out twenties while flashing "Jackpot" on the stage at the 2010 Black Hat computer security conference in Las Vegas.