Intrusion Detection Systems FAQ

by WindowSecurity Editor
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Detection & Response hacking & cyberattacks

Hackers are often categorized as either Whitehat or Blackhat. Both Whitehats and Blackhats have the know-how to penetrate a system but their motives are different. A whitehat’s aim is to know a system’s loopholes to secure the system. On the other hand, blackhats make use of this knowledge for personal gain and other selfish and un-ethical purposes. Some Computer Security consultants are described as Whitehat, while “script kiddies” are also sometimes described as Blackhat. Script kiddies are known to be less sophisticated hackers who launch attacks against computer systems such as port scanning, defacing a website or launching a Denial of Service attack.