a hacker who violates the security of a system usually with the knowledge and consent of the owner or developer, in order to test the code, without malicious intent.
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How to use ethical hacker in a sentence
One popular approach is to use “red teams” of ethical hackers who attempt to find vulnerabilities in systems so that the designer can patch them before they’re released.How Ethical Hackers Could Help Us Build Trust in AI | Edd Gent | December 13, 2021 | Singularity Hub
We’re trying to pay ethical hackers to break into our systems to tell us where bad guys, real bad guys might actually find ways to explode our systems.Cybersecurity can protect data. How about elevators? | MIT Technology Review Insights | July 12, 2021 | MIT Technology Review