Top 8 Hacking Techniques Hackers Use.
Hackers sometimes use some simple and if not some of the oldest tricks in the book to get access to your personal and private information in which techniques like phishing, clickjacking, cookie theft, etc. So be aware of these hacking techniques may come in handy in the future.
Illegal hacking can also be referred too as unethical Hacking, which involves someone getting your data or information using some form of unauthorized method to enter your system.
So, you need to know some of the hacking techniques that are commonly used to get your data in an unauthorized manner.
Top 10 Hacking Techniques
1 – Phishing
Phishing is one of the widely use hacking techniques out there, of the most-accessed site on the net hackers would clone/replicates the site and traps his/her victim by sending a spoofed link. Which has a combination of social engineering embed on the site.
2-Eavesdropping (Passive Attacks)
The main objective behind a passive attack ( Eavesdropping) is not to infect the system with a virus or cause any harm to any system at all, but to gain access to data and information with you identifying that they are there.
These types of attacks are mainly used to target IMS ( Instant Messaging Services), Emails, phone calls, Web Browsing, and other methods of communication. The type of person that is behind these types of hacks or generally Black Hat Hackers, government agencies, etc.
2 – A virus, Trojan, etc
Virus and Trojans are a malicious software program that is designed to get installed on a victim’s computer and keep sending the victim data back to the hacker. The hack that develops the Virus or Trojan can also lock your files, divert network traffic, sniff your data, and even spread the virus on the network that you are connected too.
3 – ClickJacking Attack
ClickJacking is also referred to as the “UI Redress.” In this form of attack, the hackers hide the actual UI from there victims.
These types of attacks are most common in movie streaming, App download, and torrent websites.
This technique should not be underestimated cause it can also use to steal personal information and even hack your system; it also applies to drive up an advertiser income.
4 – Waterhole Attacks
When a hacker chose to perform a waterhole attack, They will want to attack the most accessible physical or non-physical point to the victim.
it can be explained much more comfortable when we chose to relate to real-life events if you are a fan of Discovery or National Geographic channels.
For Example: if a person poisons the source of a river, It will affect the entire water flow from the source of the river water to the ending of the stream.
In the same way, Hackers would target the most accessed physical location to attack there victim. In which the hacker point could be like your cafeteria, coffee shop, etc.
5 – Keylogger
Keylogger is a simple piece of software that has been designed to record keystrokes on your keyboard in a sequential manner, and The software also has the ability to store your personal Email IDs and password, which then store all those keyboards active in a log file on your system. This type of attack can also be referred to as keyboard capturing.
Keylogger attack has no limit when it comes to procedures to implement them. They can be either a software or hardware-based attack, A keylogger that is software-based are designed to target programs that are installed on your computer system, while a hardware-based keylogger target smartphone sensors, electromagnetic emissions keyboard, etc.
Keylogger attack ware so dangerous in which some banking sites implement the option of the use of their virtual keyboards.
6 – Fake WAP
Hackers do some crazy and straightforward stuff for fun at times; a hacker has software that is designed to create a fake wireless access point. These types of attacks are most common where wifi access is available to the public, and once you get connected to the phony WAP, a hacker can gain access to all your data that store on that device.
As complicated as it might sound, this type of hack can be easily accomplished, and all it takes is a simple piece of software and wireless network. Keep in mind there is no restriction in which one can name their WAP. Some legit names may include “Starbucks WiFiwifi” or “Airport WiFiwifi” and start intercepting your internet traffic or even load and unload data to the connected device.
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7 – Denial of Service (Dos\DDos)
A Denial of Service (DoS) & Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)attack are the technique that hackers use to take down websites or Server by flooding the sites or Server with a lot of traffic that the server is unable to process all the request that is made to it real-time causing it to crash and go offline.
This technique is viral, which flood the targeted machine with tons of request to overload the resources, which then confine actual application from being achieved.
Within DDoS attacks, hackers most deploy zombie computers or botnets, which are a computer that is already hacked, and the only job they have is to flood the target server with request packets, The size of DDoS Attack is increasing rapidly measuring up to terabytes of traffic.
8 – Bait & switch
When a hacker decides to use the bait and switch technique to launch a hacking attack on the victim, this includes spending a few bucks, In which the hacker purchases advertising space on a website. In the future, when users click on the ad, they might get redirected to a page that’s has been loaded with malware.
After Users/viewers click on these ads, malware or adware can be loaded on the victim system, The ads and download links that have been published behind there technique are design to be very much attractive, and users are expected to end up clicking on some.
The Hacker can then refer you to malicious programs that will appear authentic after the installation of the malicious program on your computer the hacker gain administrative access to your network, which includes full control over your system.
Shortly, we’re going to publish an article about the different types of hackers out there, so stay tuned for more educational and hacking knowledge by subscribing to kryptosTechnology newsletters below.