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We Are Legion

October 25, 2012

Some of my interesting internet friends have been eager to point out the difference to me between black-, white-, and gray-hat hackers. Everyone probably has a good concept of the black-hatted hacker who invokes mayhem across the Web. The white-hatted type work to make certain niches in the web safe from the black-hatted types, usually by testing the security of sites benignly. Nothing I’ve read or seen about hacking has made me more aware of the vast gray-hatted, ethically ambiguous hacking community than the documentary “We Are Legion.”

I found it fascinating, angering, and inspiring. It leaves more questions than it answers and that’s a good thing.

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  1. October 26, 2012 8:25 am

    What is also interesating is how many of the white-hatters may have been black or grey-hatters once. Thought is if you want to protect yourself from a thief or hacker hire a thief or hacker.

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