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In computer security, a hacker is someone who focuses on security mechanisms of computer and network systems. While including those who endeavor to strengthen such mechanisms, it is more often used by the mass media and popular culture to refer to those who seek access despite these security measures. That is, the media portrays the ‘hacker’ as a villain. Nevertheless, parts of the subculture see their aim in correcting security problems and use the word in a positive sense. White hat is the name given to ethical computer hackers, who utilize hacking in a helpful way. White hats are becoming a necessary part of the information security field. They operate under a code, which acknowledges that breaking into other people’s computers is bad, but that discovering and exploiting security mechanisms and breaking into computers is still an interesting activity that can be done ethically and legally. Accordingly, the term bears strong connotations that are favorable or pejorative, depending on the context.

Lawmakers wonder if biz known for regulatory contempt flouted rules Five US senators on Monday asked ersatz taxi biz and lawsuit magnet Uber to provide more details about how it allowed hackers in 2016 to pilfer personal information for 57 million cust...
The accused hacked 3 multinational corporations in pursuit of intellectual property.
Being enthusiastic shoppers just like many other people around the world, at Kaspersky Lab we are, however paranoid enough to look at any Internet of Things (IoT)-device with some concern, even when the price is favorable.
So we randomly took several different connected devices and reviewed their security set up.
The hackers stole email addresses and passwords.
Whoever was behind 1987 Chicago "broadcast intrusion" is the D.B.

Cooper of media hacking.
“Those hiding behind keyboards in countries far awaymdash;eventually, winter will come.”
The company's former chief security officer kept the hack a secret.
'Winter is coming,' DoJ official says of overseas hackers such as the alleged HBO hacker who steal intellectual property from the US.
Consumers struggle to determine the safety of online shopping websites, putting them at risk for holiday hacking.
Every year, Kaspersky Labrsquo;s experts look at the main cyberthreats facing connected businesses over the coming 12 months, based on the trends seen during the year.

For 2018, we decided to extract some top predictions that also have big implications for everyday connected life.