How to Become an Ethical Hacker

How to Become an Ethical Hacker – Ethical hacking is the perfect career choice for those interested in problem solving, communication and IT security. Here’s what it takes to become a white hat hacker. How to Become an Ethical Hacker An essential guide to becoming an ethical hacker I receive lots of emails asking for guidance on how to become an ethical hacker. Most requests are on how to become a black hat hacker which are usually ignored. Let’s take a look at the definition of an ethical hacker. How…

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What is Key Server in Cryptography?

What is Key Server in Cryptography? – At last we turn to key management. This is, without a doubt, the most difficult issue in cryptographic systems, which is why we left it to near the end. We’ve discussed how to encrypt and authenticate data, and how to negotiate a shared secret key between two participants. Now we need to find a way for Alice and Bob to recognize each other over the Internet. As you will see, this gets very complex very quickly. Key management is especially difficult because it…

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Types Of Phishing Attacks

Types Of Phishing Attack – Phishing is an Internet scam where the user is convinced to divulge personal and confidential information. Phishers trick users with offers of money or other inducements in order to get users to give them personal information. The main purpose of phishing is to get access to the customer’s bank accounts, passwords, and other security information. Types Of Phishing Attack Man-In-The-Middle Attacks In this attack, the attacker’s computer is placed between the customer’s computer and the real Web site. This helps the attacker track communications between…

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What Is DarkNet?

What Is DarkNet? – The secret world of the Darknet isn’t entered via any gate, but throughout the TOR: TOR stands for “The Onion Router”. The term “onion” identifies the layers that have to be penetrated from the information, unlike ordinary browsing, the pc doesn’t connect directly to the server where the site is situated. Rather, a complete chain of servers take part with the link so as to produce the best possible anonymity. What Is DarkNet? The first Coating: Entry-Point The entrance Stage (Server 1) to the TOR system…

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What is Netcat?

What is Netcat? – Netcat, first released in 1995(!) by Hobbit is one of the “original” network penetration testing tools and is so versatile that it lives up to the author’s designation as a hacker’s “Swiss army knife”. The clearest definition of Netcat is from Hobbit himself: a simple “utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using TCP or UDP protocols. What is Netcat? Connecting to a TCP/UDP Port As suggested by the description, Netcat can run in either client or server mode. To begin, let’s look at…

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How to Hack Wi-Fi that Use WEP Encryption

How to Hack Wi-Fi that Use WEP Encryption – More and more people are using wireless networks. Thus, every hacker needs to know how to attack this kind of target. In this section, you’ll use Kali Linux to hack a WEP-encrypted WiFi password. How To Hack Wifi Previous Method How to Hack Wi-Fi that Use WEP Encryption You’re still practicing so don’t use it on other people’s network. It would be best if you’ll create your own wireless network. There are a lot of videos on YouTube regarding that task.…

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Cisco Issues Patches For 2 High-Severity IOS XR Flaws Under Active Attacks

Cisco yesterday released security patches for two high-severity vulnerabilities affecting its IOS XR software that were found exploited in the wild a month ago. Tracked as CVE-2020-3566 and CVE-2020-3569, details for both zero-day unauthenticated DoS vulnerabilities were made public by Cisco late last month when the company found hackers actively exploiting Cisco IOS XR Software that is installed on a range of Cisco’s carrier-grade and data center routers. Both DoS vulnerabilities resided in Cisco IOS XR Software’s Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP) feature and existed due to incorrect implementation…

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How to Hack Windows XP

How to Hack Windows XP – Windows XP is an old operating system. In fact, Microsoft stopped issuing updates for this OS. However, many people are still using XP on their computers. Because this OS won’t get any future updates, its existing vulnerabilities will be forever available to hackers and penetration testers. This section will teach you how to attack Windows XP using the Metasploit framework. The author assumes that you are using Kali Linux and that you have a virtual machine that runs Windows XP. Virtual machines allow you…

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Loopholes that lead to hacking even when 2FA is enabled

Cybersecurity is like a game of whack-a-mole. As soon as the good guys put a stop to one type of attack, another pops up. Usernames and passwords were once good enough to keep an account secure. But before long, cybercriminals figured out how to get around this. Often they’ll use “brute force attacks”, bombarding a user’s account with various password and login combinations in a bid to guess the correct one. Hackers have been known to trick mobile phone carriers into transferring a victim’s phone number to their own phone.…

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Former Uber Security Chief Charged Over Covering Up 2016 Data Breach

The federal prosecutors in the United States have charged Uber’s former chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, for covering up a massive data breach that the ride-hailing company suffered in 2016. According to the press release published by the U.S. Department of Justice, Sullivan “took deliberate steps to conceal, deflect, and mislead the Federal Trade Commission about the breach” that also involved paying hackers $100,000 ransom to keep the incident secret. “A criminal complaint was filed today in federal court charging Joseph Sullivan with obstruction of justice and misprision of a…

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