Hacking is hacking, what-so-ever means it may be!
Well this is the thinking of most of the people around the world, but to put some light onto this topic, there are 2 kinds of hackers around the world; 1st are those who have a malicious intent while they hack into someone’s system or access their personnel info, 2nd are those who have a benevolent intent of hacking into someone’s system just to find all the vulnerabilities and to make the owner of the system aware of the various flaws the system has.
So there are hackers that do hacking for good?
Well, the above statement is logically correct, the good-doing hackers are often termed as “White Hat Hackers” while its counterpart are the “Black Hat Hackers”.
The white hat hackers are also termed as “Ethical Hackers” , they do hacking for good, they also report as soon as they find any vulnerabilities. To say it the other way round they perform hacking activities under ethics and permission of the victim.
The idea behind getting a system ethically hacked is to find all the vulnerabilities from in the system from a Hacker’s perspective.
Ethical hacking today is one of the most creative and exciting job today, many information security professionals have taken up courses for ethical hacking to keep their systems safe for being hacked by black hat hackers. Not only do ethical hackers have respect but they are also some of the most job loving personalities.
Take care and have a cyber-safe day!
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Ethical hacking is the counter measure for hacking.
a very good article, clearly establishes the difference.
i would appreciate an answer
as what is the cause for the misconception about Hackers.
@jaidita seth: The main reason is the hype that is given to the word “Hacker” , people, media, movies have always portrayed hackers as evil people, so we visualize then as evil without considering for once that there could also be an another meaning to it.
Thats the reason the certification for Ethical Hacking was renamed to Cyber Security/ Cyber Crime Analyst/ Investigator which sounds much more professional and also shows a better view of the person in front of the media and people.
Thnk you for reading n replyin, tc n hav a cyber-safe day!
Hackers are employed in companies to understand the flaws in company website and resolve it. Also ethical hackers have much more to do in the field of defence.
yep thats true!
Thnx fr readin n replyin!
🙂 Great Work
Well written and articulate
You’re absolutely right but the line between both is blurring rapidly. very recently, a code hacker found out that a major telecom is spying on us, ethical hacking or hacking?
Intresting read….. gives a new perspective to hacking
Interesting topic and well explained 🙂
very well written !
very informative !
Pretty intriguing. Good work!