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Nov 8 2017   8:56PM GMT

black hat

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Hacking

Black hat refers to a hacker who breaks into a computer system or network with malicious intent. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“Criminal hackers know they must do what they can to test the limits of your application environment, while at the same time, flying under the radar.” – Kevin Beaver

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Trending Terms
white hat
ethical hacker
penetration testing
vulnerability analysis
bug bounty program

Writing for Business
Ethical hacking is also known as penetration testing, intrusion ____________.
a. testing, and red teaming
b. testing and red teaming
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