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Hacker Hat Colors Explained: Black Hats, White Hats, and Gray Hats

By learninmypc
Apr 20, 2013
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  1. Hackers aren’t inherently bad — the word “hacker” doesn’t mean “criminal” or “bad guy.” Geeks and tech writers often refer to “black hat,” “white hat,” and “gray hat” hackers. These terms define different groups of hackers based on their behavior.
    The definition of the word “hacker” is controversial, and could mean either someone who compromises computer security or a skilled developer in the free software or open-source movements.
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  2. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    What about brown hat hackers?
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,189   +230

    I don't have an answer, sorry.


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