Tag: White Hat

The Top 4 Best Hackers Out For Good, Not Evil

The word hacker draws a pretty negative light, and always has.  Ever since the extremely over exaggerated 80’s computer hacking movies, they have been portrayed as nothing but criminals hiding out in their parents’ houses. Well, there are multiple types of hackers on the scene these days. The two most popular are Black Hat Hackers, who hack maliciously and for profit, and White Hat Hackers who do it to help …
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Founder of Chinese White Hat Hacker Community Arrested Without Prior Notice

White hat hackers are often looked at a necessary evil, even though these individuals are crucial to any company in the world. Unlike their black hat consorts, a white hat hacker will look for platform or website vulnerabilities to have them fixed before they can be abused. The founder of China’s white hat hacker community has been arrested without prior notice, which is rather disconcerting. Wooyun Founder Arrest Raises A …
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White Hat Hacker Saved Uber From Login Bypass Exploit

As it turns out, no company is safe from exploits or vulnerabilities. Not even Uber, who paid a researcher US$10,000, to not reveal his login bypass exploit. Such a vulnerability could effectively cripple the service if the information got into the wrong hands. Uber Was Vulnerable To Dangerous Exploit The security vulnerability would have had some nasty effects on the Uber network. Bypassing the login form would let attacks access …
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Hacking In The Bitcoin Ecosystem Can Be A Good Thing

When it comes to the concept of hacking, there is a fair bit of misconception regarding the “profession”. There are always two sides to a medallion, and the concept of hacking is no different in that regard. On the one hand, there are the criminal internet hackers, but there are also those who hack for the greater good. Not every hacking attempt is bad, as it will provide companies with …
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