Abstract: During the growth of the Internet, computer network security has become a major concern for businesses and government authorities. They want to be able to take advantage of the Internet for electronic commerce, advertising, information distribution and access, and other pursuits, but they are worried about the possibility of being "hacked." At the same time, the regular customers of these services were afraid about maintaining control of personal information that includes credit card numbers to social security numbers and other personal details. This scheme is similar to having independent auditors come into an organization to verify its bookkeeping records. In the case of computer security, these "white hackers" or "ethical hackers" would employ the same tools and techniques that the intruders also implement, but these ethical hackers would never damage the target systems nor steal information. Instead, they would evaluate the target systems security and report back to the concerned authorities with the information they found and instructions for how to free themselves from the hacked situation.
Keywords: Ethical hacking, white hackers, Methodology, Impacts
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2020.9141