Ethical Hacking Tutorial Library

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Ethical Hacking Tutorial

This Ethical Hacking tutorial series will give you complete information about Ethical Hacking, which will enhance your understanding of it and improve computer systems, hardware, and computer network security.

    What is Hacking?

    Most people believe that the term "Hacking" is used for any illegal purpose, topics related to cybercrime, or computer-related crime. But that's not true at all. "Hacking" is actually science and art to find solutions to a real-life problem.

    • What is Hacking?
    • Who are Hackers?
    • Types of Hackers.

    Information Gathering Techniques

    Gathering information is the first step where a hacker tries to get information about the target. Hackers use different sources and tools to get more information, and some of them are briefly explained here. This informations will be useful for you to become an ethical hacker.


      Footprinting is the technique to collect as much information as possible about the targeted network/victim/system. It helps hackers in various ways to intrude on an organization's system.

        Scanning Techniques

        Scanning is another essential step, which is necessary, and it refers to the package of techniques and procedures used to identify hosts, ports, and various services within a network.

          Social Engineering

          In other words, social engineering refers to the psychological manipulation of a human being into performing actions by interacting with them and then breaking into normal security postures. It's like a trick of confidence to gather information and gain unauthorized access by tricking or doing fraud.

            Physical Security

            Mostly, people talk about hacking from the attacking point of view and deal with logical security. Still, physical security is also a matter of concern from both malicious hackers and penetration tester's point of view. Penetration testing against physical targets is also a common phase of testing.

              System Hacking

              System hacking is defined as the compromise of computer systems and software to access the target computer and steal or misuse their sensitive information. Here the malicious hacker exploits the weaknesses in a computer system or network to gain unauthorized access to its data or take illegal advantage.


                Phishing is an attempt to grab sensitive information and identity, such as credit card details (while doing online transactions or e-marketing- indirectly money), username, and password (while using a personal email account or other social networking sites). The term Phishing […]

                  Computer Virus

                  A computer virus is a program or a piece of code that is specifically designed to spread from computer systems to another computer and interfere with computer operation without the victim's knowledge.

                  • What is Computer Virus?
                  • History and Types of Computer Virus.
                  • Symptoms of a Computer Virus.
                  • Countermeasures Against Computer Virus.


                  Rootkits are a collection of tools or sets of applications that allow the administrator-level access to a computer or a network. These rootkits are fed into the host computer by a cracker (malicious hacker) either by exploiting a known vulnerability of the system or cracking the password.


                    A botnet is a short form of 'robot network'. The term 'bot' is used when we have to define some automated tasks performed without user intervention. But as this term is used concerning hacking to describe a new breed of malicious threats, we will learn about it with every detail.

                      DoS Attacks and Its Prevention

                      Hackers have many reasons to break network security. Whatever the reason is, hacking causes damage both to that particular individual who becomes the prey and the computing devices and lays a more significant impact on business firms resulting in the […]


                        "Darknet" or "Dark Net" is a lamination of a specific type of network which can only be retrieved by particular software, techniques, authorization, or configurations. It is often accessed using non-standard protocols and ports.

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