How to computer hack
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Computer hacking is often viewed with deep disrespect, suspicion and mistrust due to the circulating anecdotal evidence of how certain hackers have destroyed computer systems. In reality, most of these accounts are inflated and are often fictional. Computer hacking is a focus-driven, highly expertise-oriented discipline that facilitates remote acquisition of data and undermining established barriers like firewalls and passwords. Anyone with a decent level of expertise in computers, some initial knowledge about programming languages and basic networking skills could train to become a good hacker.
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Initially, one must confidently grasp a programming language that would help in writing hacking codes and programs. Since most modern computer languages are based on the programming language C, having a prior knowledge of C is always helpful. Modern hackers often use brute-force methods (permutations and combinations of different programming languages) to combine powerful elements from different programming languages for maximum effectiveness. Among modern languages, hackers often find maximum usage for languages like Python, Ruby and Perl. These languages are multi-layered codes that often help to automate entry points and better co-ordinate hacking scripts.
Hackers have an exceptional knowledge about the details of their target connections, like transfer speeds, transfer ports, internet protocol ports and server strengths. Most operating systems use the ‘ping’ utility, which the hackers to determine the activity status and ‘health’ of their targeted connections. Hackers also base their plans after having a prior idea of about the OS (operating systems) used by their targets, which help them to determine accessible ports, firewall statuses and router types of particular machines. Hackers usually avoid common ports like FTP ports and HTTP ports, because they are extremely well-protected and are guarded against infiltration. Instead, hackers try to gain entry into a system through other defunct or unused TCP, UDP or LAN Gaming ports.
Hackers could also be daunted by using detailed sensor systems and complicated, multi-layered passwords. Often, users use strong passwords that take up a lot of time even while brute-forcing an entry point through these passwords. Hence hackers don’t usually go for multiple guesses in order to avoid immediate detection. Hackers might also attack a machine during LAN gaming, local server transfers and peer-to-peer file transfers. Since these kinds of servers could be easily patched, hackers create a super-user id to access these machines and run riot through their stored data. Hacking, as experienced hackers often state, is an art that requires constant execution and bigger challenges to thrive.