Questions tagged [white-hat]

White hat hacking (aka "ethical hacking", or "penetration testing") is the act of attacking a computer security system for the purpose of finding and fixing vulnerabilities. It is the opposite of black hat hacking.

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Is demanding a “donation” before disclosing vulnerabilities black hat behavior? [closed]

We have been contacted by an "independent security researcher" through the Open Bug Bounty project. First communications were quite OK, and he disclosed the vulnerability found. We patched the hole ...
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How to proceed with a white-hat hacker claiming a vulnerability?

I am a security member of a small company which recently got contacted by someone claiming to be a Hackenproof member. They were reporting on our website being indexed by googlebot (metadata, thin ...