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ethical hacker

[eth-i-kuh l hak-er]
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noun Digital Technology.
  1. 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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Origin of ethical hacker

First recorded in 1990–95
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