Not all hackers are out to get you. Ethical or "white hat" hackers use their expertise to evaluate the security of existing computer networks so they can be improved and strengthened. This infographic lists 15 famous ethical hackers, the vulnerabilities they helped to expose and how much cash they received for their troubles.
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The infographic below comes from cloud hosting provider Nimbus. It breaks down where notable ethical hackers live, their corporate benefactors and biggest bug bounties to date.
If you've got the coding chops to detect IT system exploits, this is the sort of money you could be making. How these payments compare to "black hat" hacks we'll leave open to speculation.
[Via Nimbus Hosting]