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By: shantanurauthan
January 29, 2018

Top 5 Hacking Techniques You Should Know About

By: shantanurauthan
January 29, 2018
By: shantanurauthan
January 29, 2018
1. Bait and Switch

Using bait and switch hacking technique, an attacker can buy advertising spaces on the websites. Later, when a user clicks on the ad, he might get directed to a page that’s infected with malware. This way, they can further install malware or adware on your computer. The ads and download links shown in this technique are very attractive and users are expected to end up clicking on the same.

The hacker can run a malicious program which the user believes to be authentic. This way, after installing the malicious program on your computer, the hacker gets unprivileged access to your computer.

2. Cookie Theft

The cookies of a browser keep our personal data such as browsing history, username, and passwords for different sites that we access. Once the hacker gets the access to your cookie, he can even authenticate himself as you on a browser. A popular method to carry out this attack is to encourage a user’s IP packets to pass through attacker’s machine.

Also known as SideJacking or Session Hijacking, this attack is easy to carry out if the user is not using SSL (https) for the complete session. On the websites where you enter your password and banking details, it’s of utmost importance for them to make their connections encrypted.

3. ClickJacking Attacks

ClickJacking is also known by a different name, UI Redress. In this attack, the hacker hides the actual UI where the victim is supposed to click. This behaviour is very common in app download, movie streaming, and torrent websites. While they mostly employ this technique to earn advertising dollars, others can use it to steal your personal information.

In another word, in this type of hacking, the attacker hijacks the clicks of the victim that aren’t meant for the exact page, but for a page where the hacker wants you to be. It works by fooling an internet user into performing an undesired action by clicking on hidden link.

4. Virus,Trojan etc

Virus or trojans are malicious software programs which get installed into the victim’s system and keeps sending the victims data to the hacker. They can also lock your files, serve fraud advertisement, divert traffic, sniff your data, or spread on all the computer connected to your network.

5. Phishing

Phishing is a hacking technique using which a hacker replicates the most-accessed sites and traps the victim by sending that spoofed link. Combined with social engineering, it becomes one of the most commonly used and deadliest attack vectors.

Once the victim tries to login or enters some data, the hacker gets that private information of the target victim using the trojan running on the fake site. Phishing via iCloud and Gmail account was the attack route taken by hackers who targeted the “Fappening” leak, which involved numerous Hollywood female celebrities.

Note: Nothing(devices) is secure in today's world unless its been switched off and locked away.There are always a way round getting things done. References from fossbytes.com

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