White-hat hackers to help Iran deal with cyber criminals

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 4 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

Iranian cyber police will enlist the while-hat hackers to help fighting the cyber criminals, Iran's cyber police chief Kamal Hadyanfar said, ISNA reported.

Speaking to ISNA in an interview, Hadyanfar noted that many of the hackers have expressed interest and willingness to cooperate with the police.

Hadyanfar added that the cyber police will have zero tolerance for the cyber criminals, and black hat hackers as well, while the white hat hackers will help to reveal "back-door" entries into various websites, systems and networks.

White hat describes a hacker who identifies a security weakness in a computer system or network but, instead of taking malicious advantage of it, exposes the weakness in a way that will allow the system's owners to fix the breach before it can be taken advantage by others (such as black hat hackers.)

While white hat hacking is a hobby for some, others provide their services for a fee. Thus, a white hat hacker may work as a consultant or be a permanent employee on a company's payroll. A good many white hat hackers are former black hat hackers.

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