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 types of 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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