In this tutorial you will learn what exactly Hacking is in the terms of Computer, and how it is done by various Hackers.
Hacking is an endeavor to misuse a computer system or a private network. Basically, it is the unapproved access to or commands over computers or computer networks for some unlawful reasons. Hacking is to gain access to an unauthorized system.
for example, login into an unauthorized email account , is also an act of hacking that account.
Gaining access to a unauthorized remote computer , is hacking that computer.
There are a large number of ways to hack into a system and the word hacking can refer to a number of things but the main concept is the same.
Types of Hackers
There are three main types of hackers.
- Black Hat Hackers
- White Hack Hackers
- Grey Hat Hackers
Black Hat Hackers
These people are the bad people that use to hack systems illegally in order to steal money/information or to achieve their own illegal goals.
White Hack Hackers
These people are good people who use the same techniques used by the bad people/black hat hackers and they also hack into systems, but they hack into only those systems that they have permission to hack, in order to test the security of these systems.
Grey Hat Hackers
They’ll hack into any system, even if they don’t have permission to test the security of this system.
In the case of Grey Hat Hackers, They do not steal money or information from any system they hacked, also they will not cause any damage to that system.No doubt what they do is illegal, because they test the systems for flaws, for which they do not have any permissions which are against the law.
Why should we learn hacking?
Hacking is an existing industry. There is a number of job opportunities for ethical hackers, who would be able to test the security of systems/websites to confirm that these systems are secure and safe to be used and these are not vulnerable to black hat hackers.
There is a big demand for ethical hackers these days because the number of hacking attacks is increasing day by day. Almost every single day we can find news about big systems and big companies are getting hacked. Recently Big tech company Uber got hacked and the sensitive information/data of millions of users were exposed to the open internet. Major Companies like Uber/OLA, Facebook/Instagram, and Google/Bing, hire hackers in order to try and hack into their systems and tell them where the weaknesses are so that they can fix them.
They frequently run bug bounty programs, where they ask all the hackers available in the whole world, to go and try to hack into their websites, systems, or their web applications and if anyone will able to do that, they will pay them a bounty for the bugs or issues that they find.
I hope you will find this article informative. If you have any doubts or queries, do let me know in comments below.