Types of Hacking

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In computer security context, a hacker is someone who attempts to discover and exploit vulnerabilities in a computer system or computer network.

We can separate hacking into various categories, based on what is being hacked. Here are some examples:

Web Applications Hacking: Hacking a web app means taking control over the server and its associated software such as databases and other interfaces.

Network Hacking: Attacking a network means collecting information about a network by using tools like nmap, NS lookup, Ping, Tracert, etc. with the intention to hack the full network with the connected devices.

Email Hacking: It involves taking unauthorized access on an Email account and using it without getting the consent of its owner.

Ethical Hacking: Ethical hacking includes discovering weaknesses in a machine or network system for testing purpose and lastly fixing them.

Password Hacking: This is the process of retrieving secret passwords from data that has been stored in or transferred by a computer system.

Computer Hacking: This is the process of stealing machine ID and password by applying hacking techniques and getting unauthorized access to a computer system.

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William Fieldhouse

I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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I currently work full time as a penetration tester and have been involved within the IT security industry for over a decade. I also love to pioneer any forms of new technology and ideologies for future advancements. Feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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