[eth-i-kuh l hak-er]
noun Digital Technology.
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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- ethical culture,
- ethical investment,
- ethical relativism,
- ethical will,
Origin of ethical hacker
First recorded in 1990–95
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