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Three Types of Hacking



We are all familiar with the concept of hacking. Unless you have been stuck under a rock for an overwhelming amount of time or are a Luddite, hacking has become just as much of a reality to you as pop culture itself. We are all well aware of the kind of hacking we see portrayed in pop culture. The nerd in shady clothing, breaking into banks, stealing money and information. Trying to manipulate the system and work for some kind of self gain. They are obvious and terrifying. Haunting our very dreams and stealing our private e-mails.

Yes, they are very real. These kinds of Hackers that work for self gain are called Black Hat Hackers. But they are not the only kind of Hackers in the world. There are also White Hat Hacker as well, people who hack into systems to find security flaws. They try to keep you safe. Protect you from the Black Hat Hackers in a game of Spy VS Spy.

Then, there are Grey Hat Hackers. They don’t quite know who they work for. They’re in the middle using their talents for both sides. They back into systems of organizations without authorization, and then inform those organizations what’s up.

To summarize in nerd terms:

Black Hat Hackers = Chaotic Evil

White Hat Hackers = Lawful Good

Grey Hat Hackers = Chaotic Good

There is actually a great deal of use for White Hat Hackers by many Fortune 500 companies. Needed increases in security provide a great deal of job security, and offers a flexible opportunity for those interested in the field. Training can be taken for such companies to become certified, and you can even take the course at home online. To learn more follow this link to become CEH v8 Certified as a White Hat Hacker.