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white hat

A virtuous or morally-sound person, often such a character in a book or film. The white hats are working to apprehend the masterminds behind the heist.
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white hat

n. a good guy; a hero. (From Western movies where you could tell the good guys from the bad guys by the color of their hats: white for good, black for bad.) He seems like a white hat, but he’s a worm.
See also: hat, white
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There is a distinct line that separates white hats from black hats, and grey hats belong on that line.
The bug bounty programme allowed MINDEF to tap on a global talent pool of white hat hackers, who then were able to test our systems and find new vulnerabilities that we were not aware of.
We are going to handle the end the way we like to handle the important things in our 'Scandal' family: all together, white hats on, Gladiators running full speed over a cliff," she said.
This week, the Dixie Cup was further rooted in our heritage when the first female recruits at Recruit Training Command were issued their new enlisted white hats as part of the Navy's efforts toward uniformity in service members' uniform.
Many companies that provide penetration and intrusion testing services hire white hats to replicate the modus operandi of the 'black hats', the hackers who break into systems with evil intent.
And all of these bosses either wear white hats (play totally by the book), black hats (burn the book if it impedes sales), or gray hats (read only those pages that fit their purposes).
com PICTURE PERFECT Babies and tots are sure to look a picture in these pretty, lightweight pink and white hats, PS7, from Next, for set of two.
PCSO''s do not wear green and white hats, they are council wardens employed by the council and nothing to do with Merseyside police.
Defcon Kids will learn how white hats use Google's search engine to find confidential information that is exposed over the public Internet.
We've come up with great blue and white hats for you to wear on Sunday at Old Trafford, when Town meet Peterborough.
These state that white hats should be worn by people working near rail lines who have track safety certificates.
Then there are the DA's who oft-times confuse the black and white hats.
Children aged three months to five years joined staff at Whizz Kids at the Speedwell Road site to don red and white hats, football shirts and made banners and decorations as part of a special football-themed party to celebrate the tournament.
Forget chefs in white hats - this is a different kind of festive dinner.
One of the white hats is featured in this issue--the Glengariff Health Care Center of Glen Cove, New York, which won the 2001 OPTIMA Award.