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Top hacking techniques

Hackers have been developing new methods of hacking, and it is important for you to be familiar with these techniques in order to be on the safe side of things. When you become familiar with their tricks, you will be better able to keep yourself safe and to thwart any malicious activity that may be directed at you.

Refusal to provide service (DoS)

The goal of this attack is to bring down servers or websites by flooding them with a large amount of traffic. Cybercriminals use Botnets – a network of hundreds or thousands of maliciously controlled computers – to overwhelm a target system with so many requests that legitimate users are unable to access it.

Wireless access points that are not real

When connecting to wireless access points, exercise caution at all times. It is possible that you will fall into the hands of a malicious actor. Creating a fictitious wireless access point is one of the techniques employed by hackers. When you connect, the hacker will be able to obtain all of your personal information. If you have no choice but to use a public wireless access point, you should consider using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to ensure that your data is protected. A virtual private network (VPN) will prevent someone from gaining access to your phone or computer without your permission. It will also conceal the IP address of your computer or phone from view by the general public.

Keyloggers are individuals who record keystrokes.

A key logger records everything you type on your computer and saves it as a report. It is a simple technique that has the potential to be extremely harmful. All of your key sequences and keystrokes are recorded every time you use your keyboard, thanks to key loggers. Following the recording, it sends a report to the hacker, in which it includes critical information such as usernames and passwords. Hacked usernames and passwords for online baking platforms have been obtained using this technique by hackers in order to drain bank accounts of their funds.

Virtual keyboards could be used to counteract this problem in some cases. If you need to type any highly sensitive information, you should think about using a virtual keyboard whenever possible.

Attack on the water hole

Water hole attacks are carried out by creating a fake website that appears to be identical to the real website of a company. There is nothing missing from these websites compared to the original version of the website. Your login information will be captured without your knowledge if you unintentionally access the bogus website by mistake. You will only receive an error message stating that your password was entered incorrectly. Your username and password will be recorded, and you will then be transferred to the real website, ensuring that the second time you attempt to access it, it will work.

Make certain that you are up to date on the most recent developments in the field of cyber security. You may wish to enrol in cybersecurity training in order to become familiar with best practises and to be better prepared to defend yourself against hackers.

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Evangeline Christina is a Cyber Security Enthusiast, Security Blogger, Technical Editor, Certified Ethical Hacker, Author at Previously, he worked as a security news reporter in a reputed news agency.