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Hackers who make money morally

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Good evening dear virtual friends, how are you tonight? We all somehow associate hackers with bad deeds, and we forget these “moral hackers”. I think it's time to write a little about them.

Although the word “hacker” is often used in a pejorative sense, their ability to spot vulnerabilities in company software and online security systems is highly sought after.Moral hackers today make big money in a growing industry.

James Kettle is a bug hunter - not bugs that are insects, but "bugs" in software.

It searches pages and pages of program code for errors - vulnerabilities that criminals could use to break into a company's network and steal data.

Since his computer science studies were too slow for him, he looked for something else to do and came across "bug rewards" programs run by Google and the creator of the Mozilla search engine.

These are the systems through which hackers make money by finding bugs in companies' software.

"They really made us work hard, it took me about 50 hours for every real bug I found," James recalls.

The reward for work, in addition to money, was reflected in the emergence of an insatiable desire to continue to find errors in the code, which over time turned into a lucrative career.

And he is very good at his job.

What it takes to find bugs:

  • Insatiable curiosity

  • Solid technical expertise in internet and network technologies

  • Patience and commitment

  • Ability to solve tasks and puzzles

He is today one of the highest paid bug finders at Hackervan, a service that connects hackers with companies and governments looking for experts to test their software.

Elite moral hackers, or "positives", can earn more than $ 350,000 a year. Based on bug rewards programs, hackers earn an average of $ 50,000 a month, and some programs can charge up to $ 1 million in total a year, insiders say. industry.

It is very rare to find bugs that have never been found before, and large fees are paid for that, sometimes in the amount of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

James Kettle works for Portswiger, a company that makes software, including the Barp Suite tool, which many hackers use to examine websites and check if it is possible to use them.

Most software contains errors because it is compiled by people who are imperfect, and criminals are constantly searching for program code to find such vulnerabilities, often using automated tools.

"Positive" hackers race with bad guys, "negative" hackers, to find such weaknesses before them.

The difficulty lies in the fact that until almost a small number of companies had enough human resources to deal with this problem. That is why they hired expert companies such as Hackervan, Bagkraud and Sajnek, for crowdsourcing.

These firms represent proven moral hackers, manage bug rewards programs, control and validate performance, and provide confidentiality to their clients.

He says that there is often no formal procedure for reporting bugs, except for the general email address of the administrator. Bug bug companies allow bug reports to reach the right people.

However, he says, due to the rapid growth in the number of bug rewards programs and large cash fees, the offer has become too large.

"The situation is constantly changing, and finding bugs is getting harder."

That's why he specializes in finding companies that have made mistakes in cloud memory accounts on Amazon. So far, he has found 5,000 accounts that seem to have been opened to the public in the wrong way.

"Now hunting bugs for bugs is a hobby, which is helpful from time to time when I need a little more money for children," he says.

An additional advantage of such programs is that they keep hackers away from the dark side.

"Bug bug programs are a permissible alternative for technology professionals who might otherwise be prone to criminal activity in the form of real hacking of a system and illegal sale of data from it," says Terry Ray, director of technology at data security company Imperva.

Maybe it's time for even more hackers to return to the herd? What do you think?

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In my opinion, security is enough for our business at this moment.

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11 months ago

Yes, we are still small for someone to deal with us :)

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11 months ago

Whether a hacker was once responsible for hacking, they perceive it as a hobby or as their job, some live from it.

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11 months ago

Some do it out of necessity some out of pleasure

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11 months ago

We have to be careful

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11 months ago

Of course. :)

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11 months ago

Cybercrime increasing day by day.. I think It's better don't put much money on E-wallet . It's really a helpful post. Thank you for sharing with us

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11 months ago

Thank you for the comment. I'm glad you like the article.

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11 months ago

Welcome and thanks for you upvote😍

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11 months ago

My pleasure. Greeting

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11 months ago

😍😍😍

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11 months ago

Great ine

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11 months ago

Tnx :)

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11 months ago

A hacker in the first place must be gifted for something like that. We’ve heard of a lot of kids hacking even the strongest software

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11 months ago

he must have a gift and knowledge

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11 months ago

work, work, training, trading

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11 months ago

Work, improve, earn and so on in a circle until we can no longer :)

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11 months ago

I like this article

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11 months ago

Hacking look so cool on the movie and TV, but my opinion is that hackers live a boring life indeed

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11 months ago

We are bored with their work, as they are with us :)

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11 months ago

Did you accept sponsorship?

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11 months ago

Yes, my dear friend :)

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11 months ago

interesting article

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11 months ago

Tnx :)

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11 months ago

I can't imagine how much he learns first, gains experience, it's just knowledge. Otherwise, there are hackers who try and fail, and some can break into everything.

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11 months ago

It just works out for them. Like someone when they take to knead the dough. Theoretically, he knows what he needs to do and how much to put, but you knead it so tightly that you can break someone's head :) Jbt what a comparison between a hacker and the dough: D: D D

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11 months ago

Moral hackers are different that bad hackers.. They truing to avoid security of sites and other software and give a note to company or people where is problem to build more and more defense in security...

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11 months ago

Exactly. I love moral hackers

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11 months ago

heckers are bad person....i hope noone never hack my computer

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11 months ago

But there are also these good ones, who are there to solve the problem :)

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11 months ago

I have heard that there are 3 types of hackers. White hackers are good guys, grays are on the verge of morality. Black hackers are bad guys, they can be found and rented on the dark web, mostly.

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11 months ago

That dark net is madness

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11 months ago

For hacking, both "goodies" and "villains" use the same tools and techniques. What's more, some well-known White Hats security experts were first "villains" who eventually built their ethical stance or were caught, so they continued to conduct their "hacking" for good purposes, without the threat of imprisonment or monetary compensation.

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11 months ago

Something good came out of the bad, which, you have to admit, is a great thing.

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11 months ago

We need to beware of hackers

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11 months ago

We are small for them :)

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11 months ago

Moral hackers are good and they find out the flaws in the security for the company

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11 months ago

Yes, they fix bugs and any bugs that occur as a result of use. Thanks a lot for the comment

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11 months ago

I don't have a lot of money in my e-wallet for hackers to endanger me, but we definitely have to take care of our passwords ...

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11 months ago

It is certainly best for our passwords to be strong.

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11 months ago

I hope all hackers are good... But mostly are working for the sake of gaining more money..

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11 months ago

Thank you very much for the nice comment

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11 months ago

Welcome...

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11 months ago

Yes there's ethical hacking. Not everyone with the ability to discover a failure or backhole is a thief or criminal. Many hackers historically were just going curious guys. Yet the term hacker has come to be bad implications. But mainly because news always will tell when someone hacked a million dollars from some company, and rarely (if ever) when some young guy discovered a bug and sold his insight to the same company.

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11 months ago

Yes, I totally agree. We are always placed with the bad things they do, and almost never the good side of their work. Thank you for the comment

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11 months ago

One of the things I teach my students is online safety, i.e. what they can and should do to prevent cybercrime.

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11 months ago

Great. Thanks for the good comment. Keep working with your students. If I mostly know all about it, I think they should always repeat it

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11 months ago

Great. Thanks for the good comment. Keep working with your students. If I mostly know all about it, I think they should always repeat it

Surprising, but they don't know. When I taught it for the first time, I believed that they, as the Z generation, knew everything about it, but I soon saw that it was not so. They know how to handle the technique quickly and easily, but they know very little about protection.

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11 months ago

Exciting. I could bet they knew a lot.

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11 months ago

I don't know what to say, in such cases there is always a damaged side, now who is morally correct and who is not is a big question for discussion

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11 months ago

Yes, we can discuss it for hours ... And it will always be for and against

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11 months ago

I love good hackers. Thanks for the new knowledge

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11 months ago

I'm glad you liked the article. Greeting

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