All about Ethical Hacking - Beginner's Information
Ethical Hacking and Types of Ethical Hackers. Beginner's guide to ethical hacking.
Sep 24, 2019
Ethical Hacking - A general definition
The term Hacking can be defined as a way to find the weaknesses of the computer system or computer network and making an attempt for gaining access into the system, with an intention to get critical information persisting in the system or even exploiting the system. The person who does so is termed as "Hackers".
Types of Hackers
Based on the intention of hackers are broadly divided into three categories.
Black Hat Hackers:
Black Hat Hackers are the hackers who gain unauthorized access to the computer network or system for personal gain which may include stealing data, exploiting the system and etc.
White Hat Hackers:
These are the people who use their skills for finding the weaknesses or vulnerability in a system with proper consent of the owner and also finds a way to fix them.
Grey Hat Hackers:
These are the people who fall in between the Black Hat Hackers and White Hat Hackers, they might gain access to the system without the proper consent of the owner and later may inform the owner. However, this act may be treated as Illegal.
All white hat hackers are considered as Ethical Hackers, as mentioned earlier they take proper consent before making an attempt to hack into the system, often providing a countermeasure to resolve that vulnerability and weaknesses. Most of the companies hired Ethical Hackers in order to make their system more secure.
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