What Is Ethical Hacking?

November 20, 2023

Ethical hacking (or white-hat hacking) refers to authorized attempts to gain unauthorized access to a computing resource (IT infrastructure, network, app, etc.). Ethical hackers use realistic cyber-attack tactics to find and attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in target systems. This process identifies flaws a real hacker could exploit to gain unauthorized access or perform other malicious activities.

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