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Types of Hacker

A hacker is basically someone who breaks into computer networks or standalone personal computer systems for the challenge of it or because they want to profit from their innate hacking capabilities. The hacker subculture that has developed among these new-age outlaws is often defined as the computer underground, although as of late it has evolved into a more open society of sorts. At any rate, here are the different types of hackers.

White Hat security professional

A white hat ethical hacker / cracker  is somebody who has non-malevolent purpose at whatever point he breaks into security frameworks and so forth. Truth be told, countless white hat hackers are security specialists themselves who need to push the limits they could call their own IT security figures and shields or even entrance analyzers particularly procured to test out how defenseless or impervious (at the time) a present defensive setup presently is. A white hat professional that does defenselessness appraisals and entrance tests is otherwise called a moral programmer.

Grey Hat hacker

A grey hat hacker / cracker, otherwise called a wafer, is the kind of programmer that has vindictive purpose at whatever point he goes about breaking into PC security frameworks with the utilization of innovation, for example, a system, telephone framework, or PC and without approval. His vindictive purposes can extend from various types digital criminal acts, for example, theft, fraud, Mastercard extortion, vandalism, et cetera. He could possibly use faulty strategies, for example, conveying worms and malignant destinations to meet his finishes.

Black Hat  hacker / cracker

A black hat hacker / cracker is somebody who shows qualities from both white hats and grey hats. More to the point, this is the sort of programmer that isn't an entrance analyzer yet will feel free to surf the Internet for helpless frameworks he could misuse. Like a white hat, he'll advise the chairman of the site of the vulnerabilities he found in the wake of hacking through the site. Like a grey hat and dissimilar to a pen analyzer, he'll hack any site openly and with no provoking or approval from proprietors at all. He'll even offer to repair the helpless site he uncovered in any case for a little charge.

Elite Hacker

As with any society, better than average people are rewarded for their talent and treated as special. This social status among the hacker underground, the elite (or, according to the hacker language that eventually devolved into leet speak, 31337) are the hackers among hackers in this subculture of sorts. They're the masters of deception that have a solid reputation among their peers as the cream of the hacker crop.

Script Kiddie cracker

A script kiddie is basically an amateur or non-expert hacker wannabe who breaks into people's computer systems not through his knowledge in IT security and the ins and outs of a given website, but through the prepackaged automated scripts (hence the name), tools, and software written by people who are real hackers, unlike him. He usually has little to know knowledge of the underlying concept behind how those scripts he has on hand works.

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