February 16, 2012

How to Become an Ethical Hacker

Eric Geier, CIO

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 Do viruses, DDoS attacks, or buffer overflows tickle your fancy? If so, you might consider becoming a legal hacker, aka an ethical hacker, "white hat" hacker, or penetration tester.

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