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How to Become a Hacker


How to Become a Hacker

Most of us are very curious to learn Hacking and want to become a Hacker, but don’t know where to start. If you are in a samilar situation, then this article will most likely guide you to reach your goal.

On a regular basis, I get a lot of emails where people ask me ”How to Become a Hacker”.In fact, this question is not an easy one to answer, since hacking is not an art that can be mastered overnight. It requires knowledge, skills, creativity, dedication and of course the TIME. Everyone can become a hacker provided they learn it from the basics. So, if you wanna become a hacker, then all you need is a good source of knowledge that will guide you through various concepts of hacking from the basics.

What Skills do I Need to Become a Hacker?

In simple words, there is no magic to become a  Hacker. But like anything else that is worthwhile, it takes dedication and willingness to learn. It is most important to have a basic knowledge of topics such as operating system basics and it’s working, computer networks, computer security and of course programming. However, you need not be the expert in each or any of those topics mentioned. As you gain the basic knowledge of various branches of computer, you can choose any one as your favorite and advance in it.

What is the Best Way to Become a Hacker?

As said earlier, the best way to become a hacker is to start from the basics. You will have to master the basics to build a strong foundation. And once this is done, you’ll be in a position to explore new ideas and start thinking like a Hacker.

There exists tons of books on the market that will teach you hacking, but unfortunately, it requires a set of pre-established skills and knowledge to understand the concepts explained in the book. Also, most of them are not suitable for the beginners who doesn’t know anything about hacking.

Anyhow, I have found an excellent Book for the Beginners that will teach you hacking from the basics. This book is the first step to fulfil your dream of becoming a hacker. When I first read this book, I myself was surprised at how simple and easy it was laid out. I decided to introduce this book for all those enthusiasts as it can be the right source for the beginners who are interested to learn hacking from the basics. The good thing about this book is that, any one can understand the concepts presented here, without the need for any prior knowledge. This book is called

Become a Hacker

Learn Hacking

This book will take you from the core to the top. It will tell you how to hack in simple steps. Everything in this book is presented in a simple and effective manner. It is a great source for the beginner who would like to become a hacker. This will install a Hacker’s Mindseton you.

The following skills are uncovered in this book

1. You will learn all the hacker underground tricks and learn to apply them in real world situations.

2. You will be put into a hacker mindset so that you will learn to think like a Hacker.

3. By learning how a hacker thinks and acts, you will be able to protect yourself from future hack attacks.

4. You will acquire knowledge nonexistent to 99.9% of the people in the world!

5. This underground handbook may get you interested in pursuing a career as an Ethical Hacker.

This book is of great value for all those who have a dream to become a Hacker.

So what are you waiting for? Go grab your copy now from the following link


Wait… This is not the end. Rather it is just the beginning of your journey. To become a hacker, all you need is dedication and hard work. I wish you all the best for your future success.

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Common Email Hacking Methods


Gone are the days when email hacking was a sophisticated art. Today any body can access hacking tips through the Internet and start hacking your yahoo or hotmail account. All that is needed is doing a search on google with keywords like “how to hack yahoo”, “hack yahoo messenger”, “hotmail hack program” etc. The following article is not an effort to teach you email hacking, but it has more to do with raising awareness on some common email hacking methods.

Hackers can install keylogger programs in the victim’s computer. This program can spy on what the user types from the keyboard. If you think that you can just uninstall such programs, you are wrong as they are completely hidden. After installation, the hacker will use a password and hot keys to enable the keylogger. He can then use the hot keys and password to access your key entry details.

A keylogger program is widely available on the internet.some of them are listed below

Win-Spy Monitor

Realtime Spy

SpyAgent Stealth

Spy Anywhere

For more information on keyloggers and it’s usage refer my post Hacking an email account.

Even if direct access to your computer is not possible, hackers can still install a key logger from a remote place and access your computer using Remote Administration Tools (RATs).

Another way of getting your password is the use of fake login pages that look exactly like the real one. So, beware of the web pages you visit. Also if you find your computer behaving oddly, there is a chance that some spy program is running. On such occasions it is better to try and remove the malware or reformat the entire hard disk.A detailed Email Hacking tutorial is discussed in the post Hacking an email account.

Common Terminologies used in Internet Security


If you are a newbie in Internet security, you have come to the right place. The following is information on some common terms used in Internet security. So next time you don’t have to scratch your head when someone uses these.

Firewall – is a system that acts as a barrier between your computer network and the Internet. A firewall controls the flow of information according to security policies.

Hacker – can be anyone specializing in accessing computer based systems for illegal purposes or just for the fun of it.

IP spoofing – is an attempt to access your system by pretending like another system. This is done by setting up a system with an IP address that you normally trust.

Sniffing – is the spying on electronic transmissions to access data. This mostly occurs in privately owned LAN networks connected to the web.

Trojan horse – a program pretending like useful software, while its actual strategy is to access, steal or destroy user data and access authorization. Apart from destroying information, trojans can also create a backdoor on your system for stealing confidential information.

Virus – is a program that attaches itself to a program or file. This allows it to spread across networks and cause damage to software and hardware. To operate, viruses require the execution of the attached file.

Worm – A worm is almost similar to a virus, except that it doesn’t need the execution of any executable file to get activated. It can also replicate itself as it travels across networks.

Proxy Servers and Anonymizers


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Proxy is a network computer that can serve as an intermediate for connection with other computers. They are usually used for the following purposes:
 

 

 

  • As firewall, a proxy protects the local network from outside access.
  • As IP-addresses multiplexer, a proxy allows to connect a number of computers to Internet when having only one IP-address.
  • Proxy servers can be used (to some extent) to anonymize web surfing.
  • Specialized proxy servers can filter out unwanted content, such as ads or ‘unsuitable’ material.
  • Proxy servers can afford some protection against hacking attacks.

Anonymizers

  • Anonymizers are services that help make your own web surfing anonymous.
  • The first anonymizer developed was Anonymizer.com, created in 1997 by Lance Cottrell.
  • An anonymizer removes all the identifying information from a user’s computers while the user surfs the Internet, thereby ensuring the privacy of the user.

What are Keyloggers


Keystroke loggers are stealth software that sits between keyboard hardware and the operating system, so that they can record every key stroke.

There are two types of keystroke loggers:

1. Software based and
2. Hardware based.

Spy ware: Spector (www.spector.com)

  • Spector is a spy ware and it will record everything anyone does on the internet.
  • Spector automatically takes hundreds of snapshots every hour, very much like a surveillance camera. With spector, you will be able to see exactly what your surveillance targets have been doing online and offline.
  • Spector works by taking a snapshot of whatever is on your computer screen and saves it away in a hidden location on your computer’s hard drive.

Hacking Tool: eBlaster (www.spector.com)

  • eBlaster lets you know EXACTLY what your surveillance targets are doing on the internet even if you are thousands of miles away.
  • eBlaster records their emails, chats, instant messages, websites visited and keystrokes typed and then automatically sends this recorded information to your own email address.
  • Within seconds of them sending or receiving an email, you will receive your own copy of that email.

Hacking Tool: (Hardware Keylogger) (www.keyghost.com)

  • eBlaster lets you know EXACTLY what your surveillance targets are doing on the internet even if you are thousands of miles away.
  • eBlaster records their emails, chats, instant messages, websites visited and keystrokes typed and then automatically sends this recorded information to your own email address.
  • Within seconds of them sending or receiving an email, you will receive your own copy of that email.

Hacking Tool: (Hardware Keylogger)

  • The Hardware Key Logger is a tiny hardware device that can be attached in between a keyboard and a computer.
  • It keeps a record of all key strokes typed on the keyboard. The recording process is totally transparent to the end user.

Know More About Trojans and Backdoors


A Trojan horse is an unauthorized program contained within a legitimate program. This unauthorized program performs functions unknown (and probably unwanted) by the user.

  • It is a legitimate program that has been altered by the placement of unauthorized code within it; this code performs functions unknown (and probably unwanted) by the user.
  • Any program that appears to perform a desirable and necessary function but that (because of unauthorized code within it that is unknown to the user) performs functions unknown (and definitely unwanted) by the user.

Working of Trojans

 

  • Attacker gets access to the trojaned system as the system goes online
  • By way of the access provided by the trojan attacker can stage attacks of different types.

Various Trojan Types

  • Remote Access Trojans
  • Password Sending Trojans
  • Keyloggers
  • Destructive
  • Denial Of Service (DoS) Attack Trojans
  • Proxy/Wingate Trojans
  • FTP Trojans
  • Software Detection Killers

Modes of Transmission

  • Attachments
  • Physical Access
  • Browser And E-mail Software Bugs
  • NetBIOS (File Sharing)
  • Fake Programs
  • Un-trusted Sites And Freeware Software

Backdoor Countermeasures

  • Most commercial ant-virus products can automatically scan and detect backdoor programs before they can cause damage (Eg. before accessing a floppy, running exe or downloading mail)
  • An inexpensive tool called Cleaner (http://www.moosoft.com/cleanet.html) can identify and eradicate 1000 types of backdoor programs and trojans.
  • Educate your users not to install applications downloaded from the internet and e-mail attachments.

Denial Of Service Attack


Its Real,On February 6th, 2000, Yahoo portal was shut down for 3 hours. Then retailer Buy.com Inc. (BUYX) was hit the next day, hours after going public. By that evening, eBay (EBAY), Amazon.com (AMZN), and CNN (TWX) had gone dark. And in the morning, the mayhem continued with online broker E*Trade (EGRP) and others having traffic to their sites virtually choked off.

What is a Denial Of Service Attack?

 

 

  • A denial of service attack (DOS) is an attack through which a person can render a system unusable or significantly slow down the system for legitimate users by overloading the resources, so that no one can access it.
  • If an attacker is unable to gain access to a machine, the attacker most probably will just crash the machine to accomplish a denial of service attack.

Types of denial of service attacks

There are several general categories of DoS attacks.Popularly, the attacks are divided into three classes:

  • bandwidth attacks,
  • protocol attacks, and
  • logic attacks
     

What is Distributed Denial of Service Attack?

  • An attacker launches the attack using several machines. In this case, an attacker breaks into several machines, or coordinates with several zombies to launch an attack against a target or network at the same time.
  • This makes it difficult to detect because attacks originate from several IP addresses.
  • If a single IP address is attacking a company, it can block that address at its firewall. If it is 30000 this is extremely difficult.