Definition of ethical hacker in English:

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ethical hacker


A person who hacks into a computer network in order to test or evaluate its security, rather than with malicious or criminal intent: ethical hackers are becoming a mainstay of the effort to make corporate networks more secure
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  • A Houston ethical hacker accused of breaking into the wireless network of a Texan court has been acquitted of all charges.
  • "There is nothing fool-proof here," adds the ethical hacker.
  • The expert, who works as an "ethical hacker" testing websites, broke into password-protected Microsoft Word and Excel documents in just five seconds.


ethical hacking

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  • Ethical hacking is normally done with the target's consent: paid security experts look for holes in the system.
  • Furthermore, the varied job skills that ethical hacking trains you for could boost your career in the future.
  • It is also known as ethical hacking, vulnerability assessment and Internet vulnerability analysis.

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Syllabification: eth·i·cal hack·er

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