Thursday, 29 October 2015

Difference between Hacking and Ethical Hacking

Hacking has always been considered as an illegal act and hackers are thought to be thieves who steal information from systems. But now another creed of hackers has sprung up who are blessing in disguise and these are called Ethical Hackers. Now, how and when hacking can change into ethical, let’s find it out!



Hacking Vs Ethical Hacking

Though hacking and ethical hacking are quite similar, they do have some basic differences. The difference lies in the motive for which they are performed. People performing ethical hacking are known as ethical hackers or white hat hackers. These are the people who perform legal hacking to check the system security of an organization. Their main goal is to identify the weaknesses in the system so that they can build more robust security system. To perform an ethical hacking, a person needs to be CEH (Certified Ethical Hacking) certified from a reputed institute. Multisoft Virtual Academy, an EC-Council authorized training center, offers Ethical Hacking Online Training and certification for hacking enthusiasts. This training gives an in-depth knowledge about various hacking techniques.

On the other hand, hackers (black hat or malicious hackers) are people who illegally penetrate a system to steal data for their own benefit. Unlike ethical hackers, they perform hacking without the owner’s consent. They cause harm by sending viruses and by stealing passwords. 

As the number of hacking is increasing, the demand for certified ethical hackers is also growing. MVA’s Ethical Hacking Online Course trains the aspirants to become a white hat hacker.  

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