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Old 04-30-2013, 08:13 PM   #1
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LXer: How to fend off aggressive white-hat hackers


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Recently, a former student of mine wrote me asking how to handle an overzealous white-hat hacker. In this case, the hacker had probed the publically exposed computer networks and assets of my friend's company, then left multiple copies of a document describing the weaknesses he found -- and asked to be hired to close the holes and locate more weaknesses.

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That's not really what a white hat hacker is. Yes, a white hat hacker does penetration testing, but he also works for you. You can't do penetration testing and then ask to be hired ... that's not white hat.
 
  


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