Hackers have many reasons to break network security. Whatever the reason is, hacking causes damage both to that particular individual who becomes the prey along with the computing devices and lays a more significant impact on business firms resulting in […]
A botnet is a short form of 'robot network'. The term 'bot' is used when we have to define some automated tasks that are 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.
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 by cracking the password.
A computer virus is a program or a piece of code that is specifically designed to spread from computer systems to another computer and to interfere with computer operation without the knowledge of the victim.
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 personal email account or other social networking sites). The term Phishing sounds […]
System hacking is defined as the compromise of computer systems and software to gain access to 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 of it.
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.
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 which is used to gather information, gaining unauthorized access by tricking or doing fraud.
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 briefly explained here. This informations will be useful for you to become an ethical hacker.