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Definition of white hat

white hat

noun

  • person who engages in computer security breaching for the purpose of finding problems to fix before another party ("black hat") can maliciously exploit them.

    Last edited on Jun 06 2013. Submitted by Morgan D. from Seattle, WA, USA on Aug 30 2003.

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Definitions include: someone who thinks they know what they're talking about but makes no logical sense
Definitions include: at any moment; without persuasion
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