Ethical and Unethical Hacking

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serval:BIB_CB652A6CE0EC
Type
A part of a book
Publication sub-type
Chapter: chapter ou part
Collection
Publications
Title
Ethical and Unethical Hacking
Title of the book
The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology
Author(s)
Jaquet-Chiffelle David-Olivier, Loi Michele
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
ISBN
9783030290528
9783030290535
ISSN
1875-0044
1875-0036
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
179-204
Language
english
Abstract
The goal of this chapter is to provide a conceptual analysis of ethical, comprising history, common usage and the attempt to provide a systematic classification that is both compatible with common usage and normatively adequate. Subsequently, the article identifies a tension between common usage and a normativelyadequate nomenclature. ‘Ethical hackers’ are often identified with hackers that abide to a code of ethics privileging business-friendly values. However, there is no guarantee that respecting such values is always compatible with the all-things-considered morally best act. It is recognised, however, that in terms of assessment, it may be quite difficult to determine who is an ethical hacker in the ‘all things considered’ sense, while society may agree more easily on the determination of who is one in the ‘business-friendly’ limited sense. The article concludes by suggesting a pragmatic best-practice approach for characterising ethical hacking, which reaches beyond business-friendly values and helps in the taking of decisions that are respectful of the hackers’ individual ethics in morally debatable, grey zones.
Keywords
Cracker, Black hats, Hacking, Hacktivism, Script kiddies, Pentesters, Taxonomy, True hackers, White hats
Open Access
Yes
Funding(s)
European Commission / H2020 / CANVAS
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01/04/2020 12:55
Last modification date
02/04/2020 7:10
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