[ blak hat ]
/ ˈblæk ˈhæt /
a villain, as in a cowboy movie; bad guy.
Digital Technology. a hacker who violates the security of a system without the knowledge or consent of the owner or developer, as for personal profit or for the gratification of causing damage.
Words nearby black hat
Idioms for black hat
wear/put on a black hat, to behave villainously.
Compare white hat.
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British Dictionary definitions for black hat
- a computer hacker who carries out illegal malicious hacking work
- (as modifier)black-hat hackers Compare white hat
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