Hack a Computer: Hacking was used to help with gaining information about system for IT purposes when it was brought to the public’s attention as something that was not all bad. It is now days that hacking has taken on a darker meaning thanks to those who use their skills for personal gain while hurting others.
When you look at the positive end of the hacking scale, there are multiple multimillion dollar companies that have hackers employed in their IT departments in order to help test the strength of their systems so that they know where they are most vulnerable and can beef up a large company, hackers will only as far as they are allowed into the system and then help the company to fix the holes that they find. This help is what earns them the large salary the companies pay them to help keep their information protected.
Before you begin to hack, there are steps that you need to follow in order to make sure that you are prepared for experience of hacking that you will gain when you try and hack into a system. We have talked about these steps before in previous chapters, but they are worth going over again just to ensure that you are fully prepared when it comes to hacking into the system that you are granted access to.
How to Hack a Computer System? (Part 1)
Step One: Programming language is a necessity when it comes to hacking. As we’ve talked about earlier, there is a variety of different programming languages that you can learn and it is best that you learn all of them so that you have a well-rounded knowledge of programming languages. It is vitally important that you know how to program speaks and works with the operating system that it is on. The more that you know, the easier that it will be for you to be able to gain access to the network.
Unix uses a C programming language and this teaches the memory how to work and knowing how this works is vitally important to learning how to hack into system.
Python and Ruby are programming languages that are both very powerful programming languages that are used to automate a variety of tasks.
PHP and Perl is used for web applications and is a very reasonable choice for those who are in the hacking field.
If you are going to be scripting, you should be using Bash. This program easily manipulates the Unix and Linux systems therefore doing most of the job for you.
Assembly is the most basic language that you processor is going to understand. All you programs can and will interpret assembly as it is most basic language that any computer has. If you do not have a good knowledge of assembly, then you will never truly be able to exploit a program.
Step Two: You need to know your target. It is vitally important that you gather as much information as possible on the target that you are planning to hack. In getting this information you will need to be able to find the weak spots in their system. There is a chance that you’re going to need to have different approaches in order to get into the system should you find that your initial approach is not the way to go. The more that you know about your target, the less chance that you’ll find a surprise while you are hacking the system. When you gather information on your target it is known as enumeration.
Hack a Computer (Part 2)