What You Need to Know about Hacking



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What You Need to Know about Hacking

Published 10th September 2020

A free online safety guide on hacking.

Hacking is the unauthorised attempt to exploit a computer system or network. There are different types of hackers who are usually categorised by types of ‘hats’. For example, 'white hat' hackers are known as ethical hackers and have no intent to cause harm, but rather will penetrate a system to identify weaknesses. 'Black hat' hackers or 'crackers' are those who intentionally hack to gain unauthorised access to harm or steal sensitive information. 'Grey hat' hackers act more for fun and exploit security weaknesses in computer systems to raise awareness of issues for recognition, political awareness, or financial reward.

In the guide, you'll find tips on avoiding potential risks such as theft of personal data, inappropriate content and breaking the law.

Emma Davis

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Emma Davis

Cyber security expert with extensive knowledge of how children access services and apps online.
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