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If you do a Google Image Search against the word hacker, you’ll get images of scary-looking balaclava-clad cybercriminals hunched over a quintessentially green computer terminal. They’re up to no good… Stealing your data, crashing critical systems, or causing general Internet badness.

In reality, the word “hacker” applies to a much broader group of people, one that extends well beyond cybersecurity. Merriam-Webster defines a “hacker” as “an expert at programming and solving problems with a computer”. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s definition is even broader: “one who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming limitations”.

At Bugcrowd thinking like a hacker is part of our ethos. It’s the idea of solving problems to achieve success in unique innovative ways.

Still confused? Think of it this way:

Burglar = Attacker, or cyber-criminal
Locksmith = Hacker

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