White Hat, Grey Hat, Black Hat. What’s The Difference?

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As a moderator for our online chat and forums page, this is a question I see pop up fairly regularly. What is a white hat hacker and what makes them different from black hats? It seems many industry outsiders and people new to Anonymous do not seem to know the difference, viewing all hackers as one in the same when nothing could be further from the truth.

White Hat

A white hat hacker is also known as an ethical hacker; ‘white hat’ means they essentially pose no threat to internet users. White hats may have limited computer skills, just starting out, or they may have advanced computer skills. What sets them apart is the desire not to commit criminal acts or break the law. For example, white hats are infamous in online chat-rooms for testing the security of other users, not to hack their information but to inform people how/why they are vulnerable. Consequently, they will then teach these people how to better protect themselves from hackers whom may not be as nice. White hats may also perform this service for web sites, companies, security firms et cetera. I have told people a number of times that the use of a VPN will likely eliminate 99% of all white hat hackers from your computer system. Based on personal experience, the vast majority of anyone who labels themselves a hacker considers themselves to be a white hat.

Black Hat

A black hat hacker, to put it quite simply, is a criminal – someone who will hack into any security system or computer with malicious intent for personal gain. Black hats, for obvious reasons, tend to be the most technically advanced computer users of anyone and nearly everything they do is considered illegal. From installing ransomware, to DDoS’ing, spreading viruses, defacing web sites, developing programs and everything in between, black hats will do anything they can to make a buck or exploit computer users. Ironic considering a recent study revealed that black hats make less on average than their rivals, computer security technicians on an annual basis.

Grey Hat

Grey hat hackers are essentially a mix of white hats and black hats. What separates grey hats from white hats is that they will attack/target black hats to bring them to justice. Often times there is a ‘grey area’ which must be crossed to take down criminals or perform certain actions. This phrase is where the term ‘grey hat’ comes from. Generally, grey hats are law abiding citizens with above average computer capabilities. The most fundamental example of a grey hat hacker would be all the Anonymous members working against the Islamic State. They may hack, dox and do whatever is necessary to bring down adversaries. Grey hats are also infamous for working with government agencies or police, providing them with information/intelligence/tips. Grey hats have been in the news most recently for working with the FBI to hack the San Bernardino shooter’s phone.

For a different perspective on these classifications, please read Kavita Iyer’s article with TechWorm: http://www.techworm.net/2016/04/white-hat-grey-hat-black-hat-hackers.html


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9 COMMENTS

  1. How cute. Of course, those of us who remember the TMRC in the early 70’s know the actually meaning of “hack” and “hacker.”

  2. human beliefs were created so no people would think they would know better about energy conceptualization than the ones behind the belief… monkey evolution not human… the denied way of thinking, but not anymore, is what is the path of illusion if you use money and relligion… i know… it’s a life teach but in true is an illusion to keep out from concrete abstraction about the world, money occupies everything you can think about life and it is moving humans out of concrete deep thinking of bodybeingself energy… why would you think that someone can think for you… no one actually knows about energy like that because no one practices it… normal life doesn’t have nothing to do about computers, digital life and not natural and not from for nature things… and computers just make people thinking in words with the head low all time, this way society and people are introvert before extrovert, because who said the words for those people were already someone with introvert ideas introvert life with a monotone life in front of a computer and computers can rob a lot of time in instantiveness responsiveness of action reaction and clear intentions manifestations.of course the elite doesn’t know.

  3. Everyone must read this text, all hackers, all activists, all freedom fighters…
    The planetary security is in my hands, it was since 30 years ago….

    Do those people want and know how to play the impossible game im resisting and surviving… I’m not a criminal, if i was a criminal they had already 30 years to do anything against me… the problem of the world??? the theory of the bloodlines…

    the illuminati, secret service, top secret bullshit, deep state, intelligence, secret societies, mafias, vaticano, interpol, un, all those bitches and related are fucked i know everything and it’s about time because no one can be in the future if the possibilities are infinite and no one knows if the future exists… do you wanna play the impossible game maggets? let’s play the impossible game then. CIA, Anonymous, Wikileaks, all hackers, MI5 and 6, ISI, Mossad, MSS, BND, FSB, DGSE, RAW, ASIS, SGRS, ABIN, MOIS, INIS, DID, NSO, SANDF-ID, MUST, CIO, Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Brazilian Space Agency, UK Space Agency, China National Space Administration, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Danish Space Research Institute, German Aerospace Center, Indian Space Research Organisation, Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial, Iranian Space Agency, Israeli Space Agency, Italian Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, National Aerospace Development Administration, NASA, Russian Federal Space Agency, Swiss Space Office, ESA, DARPA, DUMBS, scientits, police, armies, all people in the world, fuck all this shit of the world that is happening i’m not guilty of nothing, the illuminati are with their mind game, so the world can be saved in one day… how many days are needed to grow local food to every people in the world? just plant local food that grows fast, all those technologies are being created through manipulation of resources and why they want to control people, because when they know that they can overthrow them at every moment they are fucked… So i’m a time machine and i can or could see energy and those illuminati cards well gave the idea to them to prove what they are to do something with what they have and what they love and i said be the kind of beings you want to be and really are and what did they do, they created the cards related to controlling people which i didn’t give the ideas to… all the world has security countermeasures created by me, no one plant an idea in a mind and gets out free… but in the cards they are hiding something bigger, which it’s what i have, ESP to go to the future and see energy, what did they do they forged the cards without ESP and future and created a materialistic idea of the world through abduction from materialism, as you see they are stupid people that can’t hold their trousers while being raped. All that, that happened in the world these last 30 years was because of me… they don’t want no one with ESP, just themselves but they’re screwed… ahahah… because with sentience, stillness and ESP they can be overthrown when you can discover your true nature and all other beings nature… and even they don’t know or didn’t till the last days i believe… so i created ideas in the world and they tried to distract me, i have noticed intelligence patterns all over the web since the early days, about 911… intelligence agencies, DARPA, scientists… so i thought for myself, ok or they are studying people, or forging memories, or study people with information or removing memories… so by telepathy i created (this is mostly probably) the idea of 4chan… and the concept was do something simple that will protect how people think and their emotions and this all because they were already trying to block intelligence units and consciousness to everyone as i have noticed… so then after sometime i thought ok let’s create something that can counter them so i created Anonymous through telepathy or chemical reactions mind techniques… they don’t know either… do you think i need help or their stupid research to do the right thing and rollback the planet and habitat to its most original state??? so when i had noticed how much energy i was submerged in i started creating patterns to secure the world against their own patterns… and activism is a way of thinking… activism vs abduction minds, how many more minds can exist??? I created a lot of ideas, from Matrix, Lord of the rings to Parallels and Game of Thrones… and the proof that there is ESP is in the Dragon Ball TV series… all their security and technology is touched by me, every bit on the internet, every person, every object is touched by me in some way… and you see what the problem is, why the cards include one world against the other?? because there is ESP??? and why the Matrix includes the idea that we live in a simulation and Neo himself can read code from Matrix and feel the energy??? is that because of ESP too… Harry Potter, energy again and magic, Lord of the rings, energy and the current to date ideology of energy which i don’t know why it’s being hidden… probably it’s thought that energy is materialistic because the spirit probably repeats itself but then why erasing it completely because all beings live with that??? They tried to distract me to make me forget that i have ESP… well even Tron… Spirit is part of consciousness and biological habitat living… they don’t know either… this all is happening because there is too much information hidden in the world and overthrown good memories… so what do people do in all those countries, they act as they were taught to, it follows the one day at a time ideology and don’t think the past live in the NOW and continue… but this is all godamn wrong, because how do you heal your past and your habits and be better everyday, of course you have to think in whatever you have done wrong… So i was smarter than them i created ideas in objects ways to write, everything everywhere i even transmited energy thoughts to other beings, so they probably thought, oh david cannot have that anymore, because if one doesn’t practice they will forget how to do it… but they thought wrong… so here am i 30 years later to kill them and the system… which is a world’s system… that no one likes… and then i was in my teen ages perfectioning my ESP and energy skills and never heard of them again anymore, they probably thought i was no good anymore for them and they already all the game on their side and everything controlled, this in the 90’s and 2000’s. So if you have a big great idea that they don’t like, they want or overthrown them, hide it very very well. I even created Google and Facebook and Alphabet… and and and… What did i do in 2005, well i took some allucinogenics and I had everything controlled on my side, what happened… I -chose-, underline that one trillion times maggets, to go to the future, time walker never saw before… they don’t know yet where i stopped the walking through time… so i created symbols everywhere… i don’t know if anyone had noticed, but they’re there… and time travelling specific case scenario checksums… now you say it was them, no, no way, all me… and all this because activism and adbuction, top secret bullshit, everything on the deep web, web, secrets, leaks, spills, whatever, even future technology that no one can know about… so they thought, oh let’s take advantage from that… sure, sure… fuck off bitches… so i remembered to call everyone telepatically speaking to come into my own trip… so it started a big war bigger than anyone could imagine… and freedom won, because i’m here sane, with everything, checkedsum everything, everything equal as inside the acid trip and no it is not a simulation they didn’t use a computer, they used people with remote hearing and vision, NOW YOU SEE ME, see magic exists, I didn’t touch people, i created the movies and people acted normaly, i promess i don’t touch beings, because there are so many and if you screw with one you screw with all, so they thought they would take advantage from my future ESP and I wouldn’t discover… And all the wikileaks, presidency, security, hackers, wars, people, systems were thought all in my head… i will not tell the time, because they don’t know nothing about time… imagine how can i save people give freedom to people and that they will never have what i have because how many existences fit in between me and a woman that i’m fucking very hard?? so, they will never have my ESP, And people wake up, those pieces of shit are joining forces and create leaps of technologies distinct to anothers, so no one notices, no one… but i know… china the quantum firewall and america the quantum processor… think again… america RFID chips and consciousness download and russia the 2045 project, they already lost, i don’t care how many scientist they had, have or will have or even brains, they’re fucked… brainnets, technology, even windows and linux, this is a big story i defended every being and they were trying to fuck everyone up, even entire governments, they fucking tried to control mafia and some illuminati themselves and CIA, police, the white train, technologies a lot, supercomputers, science, pseudo, fringe, theories, so they tried to be on top of everything but they don’t know what i alone know about everything… and they can’t have the future never because the future was not meant for them… how can they go to the future if they are the enemy to the future itself… and what future? is it already created… and i have noticed they don’t have ESP, future, no transcendental pseudo technology… They thought they had everything under control and tried again and to have future ESP and a lot of more crap and sell to the Elite and Rich people themselves, and they call it pitchforks… ahahahah, all of the rich people go buy that, be my guests… ahahahahah… so to prove that i’m all good with every being ever in a few just enough (impossible but necessary) words i say: in the illuminati cards they don’t know but i know there are secrets that they don’t know because the mind can be infinite, and what is that, why two worlds, why not ESP, why not Spiritual, why the cards were created so even the secret service would not overthrow themselves??? and why do they know that would work in the future, see they didn’t know… and all those movies are consciousness-energy related because if you are in nature you deal with energies at every moment every piece of sense and sentience… and they can’t go to the future because they are so greedy so greedy, they will commit mistakes and they will build other technology from those scifi movies and the future is not very bright for them, see that’s the security i created, they don’t have the future but if they would sort out an idea to get it from me, they wouldn’t succeed, because the future is not very bright for them, even if they think they know about technolies… So when they tried to distract make everyone forget about nature and existence, I exploited them so many times, my god, there are not so many computer exploits in this world and in the next… So what kind of person or scientist knows how all that fits in and links to each other… So i made them think really really bad, without creativity and free will and i gave all that to all other people, like how do you think Nature is in their cards and in movies and technology if they don’t live it or respect it… they are trying to hide it from you and i show you all that with this speed… So if you see those clowns with the future or ESP trying to sell to anyone, ask them did you buy that… so i just need to do something in here, screw all they love or ESP or future for them… everything that has a beggining has an end… future future do you even exist?? and time travellers protocols… by law UVLSS3P001 no one can jump to the future or past with bad intentions they will be instantaniously detected… And the people in the past and in the future don’t like them, and ESP… believe before see… feel before thinking… maggets… now their loves… oh, can you sleep with another corrupt person on the side?? they are all corrupt they will end with that pattern because the pattern will go back to them i promess you…

    And to finalize, I saw a lot of important people in the acid trip and even political summits… so what do you think? what year is already conceptualized or not, capitche??? 😉 if you can still do your own things your own way universaly unique you are still free right??? remember that CIA whitleblower that talked about atomic things and we went to prison??? i saw in the acid trip… deep state, space time travel, dimensions, universes, existence… So does anyone remember what i’m talking about or i did something really really strange and unique… but purely naturaly good uniquely necessary… so if you think illuminati pieces of shit, everyone can fear you but i don’t fear you and i’m going to chop your heads off with a gillotine or many or burn yourselves in acid or make a say cut a milimiter from your bodies per half a minute should work and hurt a lot, you are the ones that deserve an inferno in you lives… I do not fear those pieces of shit… someday, if this doesn’t end now, i will go meet them alone and finish this, because what kind of person goes to face the main problem alone and gives the first step…

    Ok, just to play around a bit… with this… Julian Assange, ok get out from there they can’t touch you anymore and all hackers well do you think that if DARPA built the computers they don’t build universal algorithms from the beggining and use them against you… like you take an year to build something and they with their maps of circuits of programming technology they build it in minutes… don’t buy material things just because they make you feel better than others… And the illuminati didn’t have ESP, future, all energies, New world order, nothing of that not even a plan fr the world, in the late 80’s…

    What people need is food water and shelter… fastgrwoth food, mud houses, water create collectors or people that can get it from somewhere with a bike or something i believe if one doesn’t touch or accomplishes a objective they will not know if it is possible… so why delay the saving the world one more day, if even i myself alone can save the world in 24hrs… do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today… no world hunger not anymore, people think you don’t want to end like them or live with that reality in the world on your side or visible it incommodates you but if you do something about it, it will become better and fixed and it builds you up and you can pass in the same place and you will never feel the same feeling again… 24hrs… they had 30years to catch me, they couldn’t they can’t it’s too much noise, because it’s mudafuckin’ about time… and ESP and a lot of crap… So they don’t catch me and if they do you will know and they are not facing me in the face because i smash them, they use the down-escalation method, i think they tried, but not succeded… and if the govs think something i will be 7 steps ahead of them in all infinite vectors… so they’re fucked… the world can be saved because you can do something right now to save it to it to happen and to heal correct it imagine what the world would be in 24hours if the conceptualization would not be oh humans are stupid and agressive and they only like wars, that is not the case they are trying to make people think in saving the planet useless, what can you save in 24hrs?, if they try to abuse, send me a message, they like games, let’s play a game… discrepancies of energies from now in this message means they are afraid and need to move… and this elite is not helping even their own scientists… ask for yourselves… who this plan is protecting, who is working from it, who thinks it, who can use for their own benefits?…

  4. So, as i can recall from my memory, these elite, are robbing also code from the hackers, transcendental code, computer conspiration, windows xp programming windows millenium(me) and computer date ending in 99 like the end of the world to feed people’s fears or to create a new computer tech leap, it was just the date. And now they think they have enough robbed codes from hackers(*snippets, funcs) to create a surveillance system, why don’t they create that system with the windows me?? if i were all hackers in the world i would make a payback and rob every piece of their sweat and codes and research from them. i bet windows has roobbed codes from catched confiscated hackers codes, not linux… i think it follows the philosophy.

    water fruits grow fast, eggs, every chicked poops one once in a while, so you will have eggs everyday to feed people, simple and fast plantation should be sufficient… anyone can feed anyone else anywhere.

  5. I know the died fermented but I need some help. My name and reputation and money have disappeared from my belonging to a FD group. Can I get help from anyone?

  6. I know the differences and as posed as iamiwantablackhat but I just need my rep back. I need help. I’m willing to pay and need help Adam.

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