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3 definitions by Brian Finniff

 
1.
Whitehat was a word previously used to mean that they may use the same way, however they are still the "good guys", and this is no different.

A whitehat hacker is someone who discovers (or attempts) exploits for good use. OpenBSD users/programmers often tend to be whitehats, although still a large number of FreeBSD users/programmers may be whitehats. In comparision I would say more OpenBSD users/programmers are whitehats.

Often when a whitehat finds an exploit, he often informs people as needed. IE: FreeBSD security mail list, OpenBSD security mail list.

At the same time I would assume more Linux users are blackhats due to the large number of pinhead users while most Windows users tend to know even less and primarily stay out of the "game" (this is no game, like blackhats think it is, you just wait until they come upon a server that does remote logging).

Blackhats are often pinheads who have nothing better to do then attack people to prove how "1337" they are.
Many whitehats use OpenBSD.
by Brian Finniff July 15, 2004
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2.
Whitehat was a word previously used to mean that they may use the same way, however they are still the "good guys", and this is no different.

A whitehat hacker is someone who discovers (or attempts) exploits for good use. OpenBSD users/programmers often tend to be whitehats, although still a large number of FreeBSD users/programmers may be whitehats. In comparision I would say more OpenBSD users/programmers are whitehats.

Often when a whitehat finds an exploit, he often informs people as needed. IE: FreeBSD security mail list, OpenBSD security mail list.

At the same time I would assume more Linux users are blackhats due to the large number of pinhead users while most Windows users tend to know even less and primarily stay out of the "game" (this is no game, like blackhats think it is, you just wait until they come upon a server that does remote logging).

Blackhats are often pinheads who have nothing better to do then attack people to prove how "1337" they are.
Brian Finniff is a whitehat.
by Brian Finniff July 15, 2004
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3.
A company mainly in Mountain View, California that programs computer software, and hardware. Sun Microsystems was founded in 1982 by Andreas Bechtolsheim, Vinod Khosla, and Scott McNeally. This company is known by a congregation of software developers (programmers), and generally computer/networking enthusiasts. They are in more specific terms, known for there Solaris Operating System, and Java Programming Language. They are also known for giving the most "bang for your buck" if you will. There stock (Ticker Symbol: SUNW) has been slipping to a negative ever since 1997, however Scott McNealy has quite a plan for bringing them back to the top.
Damn that stock is going down like "Sun Microsystems".
by Brian Finniff March 20, 2004
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