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whats the best and worst part about being a legal hacker?

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Jerome’s Answer

Depends on your definition of "legal hacker". It's really a security position. The job tends to take two different forks:
- Software testing, involving things like database security, code vulnerability, buffer overflows, outdated library checks, and so forth.
- Penetration testing, where you attempt to break into a client's system, assessing the entry points and damage that could be caused.

Best part: this tends to pay well and you're generally well-treated by your clients, who respect and need your services.
Worst part: you're constantly trying to keep up with the latest-and-greatest threats, hacks, and other nonsense. It's a 24x7x365 job. If you're also doing incident response, you are always on call.

This can be a rewarding career for the right individual. Good luck in your search!
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Phani’s Answer

The path to finding work as an ethical hacker will almost invariably pass through many years as a member of a security team providing defensive security services.

Refer Below Link for full details:
https://cybersecurityguide.org/resources/ethical-hacker/#:~:text=The%20path%20to%20finding%20work,the%20ranks%20of%20the%20department.
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Maria’s Answer

Most legal hackers are referred to as a "Penetration Tester" or "Ethical Hacker". I hold the "Certified Ethical Hacker" certification, but do not perform hacking as part of my day job. In talking with co-workers who do, here's two challenges: 1) you have to be sure you have legal authorization for all of the testing performed, and 2) you have to write a lot of reports. On the upside, being an ethical hacker is an exciting job with lots of technical challenges! It's a real conversation starter to tell people what you do.
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