Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Difference Between White Hat, Gray Hat and a Black Hat Hacker

Today we gonna talk about the difference between a Black Hat, White Hat & Gray Hat Hacker: The word Hacker doesn’t intend to be a bad person in the computer world, much less a virtual “criminal” or “bandit”. Tech writers often point to Hackers breaking them into three categories: Black Hat, White Hat and finally Gray Hat. These terms represent different groups of hackers based on their role towards the connected world.
The definition of the word “Hacker” mean someone who compromises computer security or even a developer practicing open source development or something from that kind.

Black Hat:

Black-hat hackers or CRACKERs, or simply “black hats,” are the kind of hacker where the modern media seems to focus. Black-hat hackers break the security of computers and systems only for personal and unique gain (such as stealing credit card numbers, bank details, or even collecting personal user data). They can also act out of pure evil, such as creating and using a botnet to perform DDoS attacks against sites that they themselves do not love. Or even hacking Websites and Web servers.

To differentiate, a black hat hacker faces a new security vulnerability in a system, simply to sell it to some criminal organizations on the black market, or even use this data to compromise other people, systems, software or sites later.

White Hat:

White hat hackers are the opposite of black hat hackers. They are the “ethical hackers,” masters at settling computer security systems and using their skills for merit. They utilize their skills for legitimate purposes, different from criminals Crackers or Black Hats. Many white hat hackers are requested or often contracted to test security systems in organizations and do Penetration Testing or Bug Bounty Hunting.

The organization authorizes the white hat hacker to attempt to compromise their websites, software or systems as a legal hacker (Like I do ^.^ I'm a White Hat Ethical Hacker who do PenTest and Security Consultations for Companies and Individuals). The white hat hacker uses his intelligence to penetrate and compromise these systems.

Gray Hat:

A gray hat hacker fits somewhere between a black hat hacker and a white hat Hacker. A gray hat or gray hat doesn’t work for its own personal gain or to cause a worldwide destruction, but hackers of this category can technically perform certain virtual crimes and perform some extremely wrong deeds.

If a gray hat hacker finds a security flaw in a software or site, the Gray Hat Hacker may expose this flaw publicly to the hacked system company, rather than disclose in particular to those responsible for what White Hat would do. This way they would not take advantage of the security breach for their own benefit.

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