n.(Hacker Lingo) One who hacks to find system loopholes, then uses that information to secure the system. Hackers employed with security firms, as well as hacker "watchdog" groups, would be considered whitehats.
Though whitehats have the best of intentions, their effors are often rewarded with lawsuits and criminal charges.
by progamer124 February 05, 2004
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1. a jock

2. someone who can't think for himself and therefore shops at aeropostal and gap

*as seen in the emogame<3*
"kill the whitehats"-the emogame
by downwithjockocracy January 29, 2004
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hacker lingo A whitehat hackers is a person who uses their skills for good rather than bad. Some people see them as lame, some don't. The point is gray is the way to be.
blackhat, whitehat, grayhat... everyone needs to get along and unite in the one aim of flaming script kiddie lamers
by papaunix December 13, 2004
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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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A pseudo-preppy jock douchebag who wears a white baseball cap, preferably backwards.
"Believe it or not, I used to be a whitehat in high school."
by Marcel Leroux August 18, 2004
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1. "computer" "expert" in so-called security. Mostly known to leak and make profit from exploits and work done by blackhat hackers.
2. more generaly, morons at a few exceptions
3. people without any ethic (their ethic is money).
that fucking whitehat leaked that openssh vuln again
by aris May 31, 2004
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When you are fucking a fat chick and you fake the big "O" into a sock. Ussually done while intoxicated.
Hey Rodreguiz, I just used that sock as a whitehat and you put it in your mouth.
by Andrew Richert February 22, 2004
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