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Hacker

A person who infiltrates a computer system, usually in order to gather information. A hacker finds a way past the system's protocols. Some hackers do this simply for the thrill, though many others hack for nefarious purposes. For example, a hacker may be hired by a company or government to conduct espionage on a competitor or enemy. Other hackers freelance in order to find things like credit card numbers to facilitate identity theft and other crimes. However, the word is not always used in a negative context.
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He recalled that last year Ukrainian IT team topped the world ranking of white hat hackers, thereby they won in competition with over 12,000 teams from around the world.
Hack the Air Force, which attracted 272 vetted white hat hackers, handed out more than $130,000 in total as rewards for discovering and disclosing exploitable security vulnerabilities in the public-facing systems used by the Air Force.
QTI), is launching its vulnerability rewards program designed to expand collaboration with invited white hat hackers who improve the security of the Qualcomm Snapdragon family of processors, LTE modems and related technologies.
Prior to Entrench, he was a manager in Ernst & Young's Security & Technology Solutions practice, where he was the solution line leader for the Canadian Penetration Testing Practice, as well as a security analyst for a worldwide group of white hat hackers and security researchers on the BindView RAZOR Team.
Carbyne Fiber is an IT security firm established by a global group of white hat hackers and security industry specialists developing systems for governments.
DynTek's security team, which consists of experienced technical consultants, white hat hackers, and certified information system security professionals, along with Counterpane's expert Security Analysts can secure and protect networks and systems from security threats while managing and controlling information security risk.
com/qualcomm) bounty program , which will employ white hat hackers and award up to $15,000 to those who can penetrate systems run by Qualcomm-based chipsets and modems to uncover vulnerabilities and report their findings.