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07 / 04 / 2016

MacKeeper Security Expert Chris Vickery speaks of white hats and cyber security on BBC

Meet the army of white hats - ethical hackers who help keep your data safe.

Earlier this week Chris Vickery, MacKeeper Security Researcher, was interviewed on BBC World Service's Business Daily with Zoe Kleinman.

In the interview Chris spoke about his work as a security researcher and put more detail into his recent discovery of uKnowKids exposed children's database.

The full interview can be found here.

Another part of the interview was about so called “bug bounty program” that has been rapidly adopted not only by large companies but also by governments.

According to the BBC, due to such programs companies make sure the best hackers look at their code.

"The more eyes look at the programme, the more bugs they find. It's also a way for these companies to identify talent," says computer scientist Gianluca Stringhini, assistant professor at University College London.

There's no doubt that if you're a successful part-time bug hunter you might even get a job out of it - security researcher Chris Vickery got his current role after doing just that.

"When I found one of the databases of [software firm] MacKeeper, they turned around and said 'OK, we want to hire you to give us tips about data breaches'," he said.

"That was an awesome response."

The original article can be found here.