What is Ethical Hacking?
Hacking is the process of gaining unauthorized access to anything.
Different types of hackers :
Black Hat Hackers :
These hackers hack the systems for their own personal reasons, usually causing damage to the systems they break into.
White Hat Hackers :
These hackers are opposite to blackhat hackers. They only try to hack systems that have permissions to reporting weaknesses and fixing them. Usually, get hired or employed by companies to test their security.
Grey Hat Hackers :
As the name suggests these hackers are a combination of both.Might break into security without permission (as a black hat), But will not cause any damage to their systems they usually notify system admins about the weaknesses they found.
Why learn to hack?
Ensure your home or organization is secure Secure your own systems or networks Job Opportunities Increase awareness
What is Ethical Hacking (White Hat Hacking)?
Ethical hacking is the process of testing a system for weaknesses with explicit permission from the owner.
The Job of an Ethical Hacker is to Recommend (and/or applying) fixes and improve the security of systems and networks.
He often uses the same tools as attackers use to find and exploit vulnerabilities like Kali Linux, Metasploit and etc.,
Even you can even start a small company to work with a team.
Why you should not be an Attacker (Black Hat Hacking)?
It is illegal in most countries United States codes: Title 18, section 1030 USA Patriot Act, Homeland Security Act Protect Act cybercrime.gov Unauthorized access or use of a computer or network system is illegal Unintentional attacks are illegal too
How do we Protect?
1. Prevention :
Techniques that cause attacks to fail.
2. Detection :
Techniques that determine that an attack is underway or has occurred and report it.
3. Recovery :
Techniques that stop attacks and repair any damage caused.