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View Poll Results: If you could be a hacker what type would you like to be?
White Hat 4 22.22%
Grey Hat 9 50.00%
Black Hat 2 11.11%
Other 3 16.67%
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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If you could be a hacker what type would you like to be?


I am referencing hacker as a coder and not as a cracker.

I have no coding skills except for writing shell scripts. But if I did possess the skills, I would like to be a gray hat hacker which is my vote.

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Old 11-25-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
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White hat.
 
Old 11-25-2013, 06:50 PM   #3
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Too complex a question to be able to give an answer to.
I am a great believer in morals, ethics, commitment, truth and trust and not so much a believer in certain strains of law and commerce.

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Old 11-26-2013, 03:07 AM   #4
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Probably grey hat
 
Old 11-26-2013, 09:22 AM   #5
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Black hat as far as oppressive regimes or exploitative businesses are concerned, white hat as far as those oppressed or exploited are concerned. Voted grey.
 
Old 11-26-2013, 10:56 AM   #6
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I only use my Powers for Good.
 
Old 11-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #7
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A rich one.
 
Old 11-26-2013, 12:01 PM   #8
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A rich one.
a Red Hat?
 
Old 11-26-2013, 12:02 PM   #9
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a Red Hat?
Good one!
 
Old 11-26-2013, 03:30 PM   #10
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a Red Hat?
I like this answer too .
 
Old 11-27-2013, 06:18 AM   #11
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I put grey hat, not really sure what it means.
 
Old 11-27-2013, 03:32 PM   #12
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A white hat hacker writes code to help and benefit mankind.

A black hat writes and/or use codes to hijack computers, crack passwords, steal identities and spread harmful malicious apps, viruses and malware.

A grey hat is more like a white hat but will hack a site to test weakness for vulnerabilities and inform the site owners well sometimes. And if they're info is valuable to the company they can sometimes be hired as security consultants.

my vote is white hat

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Old 11-27-2013, 04:56 PM   #13
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A white hat hacker writes code to help and benefit mankind.
So, for example, does overthrowing a corrupt government in a Western "democracy" count as white hat? How about what Anonymous do in bringing criminals to justice? How about somebody trying to infiltrate China's hackers, are they bad because they're hacking a government or good because they're hacking a government?
 
Old 11-27-2013, 05:32 PM   #14
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Dude, don't get stressed out. nigelc asked a question and I'm just giving the generic analogy of the hacker types that is found on the web.

What anonymous, the governments or others do is their business.
 
Old 11-27-2013, 05:39 PM   #15
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Dude, don't get stressed out. nigelc asked a question and I'm just giving the generic analogy of the hacker types that is found on the web.

What anonymous, the governments or others do is their business.
Fair enough, but then why give some generic analogy of a complex subject?
"One man's white hat is another man's black hat".
 
  


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