Ethical Hacking News, Articles and Updates

Why companies should employ ethical hackers

Hiring a white hat hacker to find your system vulnerabilities and fix them, before the bad guys find and exploit them is a recommended method of strengthening defences says Krishna Rungta.

Why hacking yourself is your best bet to keeping safe

Jason Hart says the best thing we can do to protect our business and personal lives from cyber-criminals looking to gain access to our information is to beat them to it with ethical hacking.

Black Hat Las Vegas: NATO cyber ambassador reflects on cyberwar ethics

NATO's recent proclamation that cyberspace is an official domain of warfare, along with Russia's reported cyberaggressions against the U.S. and Ukraine, raises interesting questions about how one can responsibly manage cyberwarfare.

Is it ethical to use malware when disrupting cyber-crime?

As the FBI declares its malware-like software cannot be malware as it is used with non-malicious intent, we ponder the ethics of the good guys using the same tools as the bad guys.

Cyber-security ethics: the ex-hacker employment conundrum

The hiring of a former Lulzsec hacker by a respected cyber-security company has raised some interesting questions as to the role of former black hats in the white hat's world.

uKnowKids database error exposed info on 1700 children

A security researcher was accused of unethical hacking after reporting a database that exposed information on 1,700 kids.

Robin Who? Dridex botnet replaced with antivirus software

A mysterious Good Samaritan has replaced the code on certain parts of the villanous Dridex botnet with Avira Anti-virus installers.

BT unveils ethical hacking service for finance industry

BT has announced the global launch of a new security service "BT Assure Ethical Hacking for Finance".