Is a person that has a profound understanding of particular systems or processes. His knowledge enables him to use those subjects for other goals than they were designed for. This is done by finding flaws or loopholes in them. There is a distinction between white hat hackers that report the flaws they find without abusing them and gray or black hat hackers that use the flaws they find, for personal gain at the expense of others.

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