Hacking is the kind of word that you must have heard if you are familiar with the internet. People think this is so mighty thing to do, so they want to do it as well But what they saw is just an illusion and they don’t know the dark side and all the background processes of it. They know there is something called hacking but they don’t know what’s its meaning. Before Start Hacking and dig into this to become a hacker you should know everything you can know so there will not a single possibility left that can hurt you in future. We have listed all the things and information that you needed to know before start hacking. We are assuming after reading this article and analyzing it you will be known that how to start hacking.
What is hacking?
If you just step into this side of the internet world and you heard this word hacking then the very first thing that will come to your mind is, What is Hacking? It’s quite simple.
Hacking is a process that performed by a Hacker.
Who is Hacker?
Hacker is a person who looks for the vulnerability of any system or server that can cause of being hacked for that system. The vulnerability is the state of being exposed to a system. It defines how unbreakable your system is or how much security factors are embedded in your system. Hacker is someone who knows how to get access to another system for Stealing the data. Hacker uses many kinds of techniques to get access to any system and it’s all up to how hard the system is to hack. If you are going to become a hacker then it doesn’t mean that you will be doing criminal or some illegal activity because there are many kinds of hackers and the two commonly known ones are:
The vulnerability is the state of being exposed to a system. It defines how unbreakable your system is or how much security factors are embedded in your system. Hacker is someone who knows how to get access to another system for Stealing the data. Hacker uses many kinds of techniques to get access to any system and it’s all up to how hard the system is to hack. If you are going to become a hacker then it doesn’t mean that you will be doing criminal or some illegal activity because there are many kinds of hackers and the two commonly known ones are:
- Black-hat Hacker: Black hat is the one who does all the criminal and illegal activity and that can cause harm to other systems that the hacker is attempting to hack. Black hat is the person who hides its information and always works anonymously. Black hat has no rules to follow when he is doing hacking.The main motive of a black hat hacker is to crack and hack the system and steal the information.Mostly the black hat hackers steal the important data of an organization and sold them to another organization anonymously to make a good amount of money.
- White-hat Hacker: White hat hackers are those who work for an organization for security purpose of their system and they make sure that all the data of an organization is safe and the system will maintain as invulnerable. The main purpose of white hat hacker is to keep the data safe from black hat hackers. White hat hacker always has a good image in the outer world because he is the one who is responsible for stopping and maintaining the peace in this cyber world and preventing the cyber war.
Even sometimes police/cops take help of a white hat hacker to find the person who caused illegal activity in the field of cyber crime. White hat are paid by an organization or company that they are working for, the company can be government or private it doesn’t matter but they always get paid very clever and respectfully.
Now we have some basic idea about Hacking and Hackers, so now we can move to further steps those are like so important if are a beginner in this field.
Understanding the wrong way
When people have no idea about what is the exact platform to perform hacking they just dig into some websites which say we can hack anything for you and after when they showed up completing their process and gives you button to click and download the hacked data that you request for, then that time a survey form appears and you became idiot, not a hacker. These kinds of websites just want to make money by those surveys, they have no idea about hacking. Always remember that a real Hacker will never provide you this service that openly because this is an illegal activity that a black hat hacker can provide and if he does that then there will be a lot of chances of him to being exposed but I told you a blackhat always remain anonymous. So don’t even think about it.
Platform for Hacking:
It doesn’t matter which platform you are using Hacking can be performed on every platform. The thing that matter is what task to perform, Hacking can be performed in Windows as well but it’s only for minor tasks. Mostly all the hard and complex Hacking techniques are performed using Linux.
Linux is an open source Network Operating System that means you can manage it and perform any task as the way you want. All the task you perform is done by using terminal where you type commands to perform each and every action. This is not GUI platform as Windows but it’s way better than windows because there is no restriction all actions are in your command that you type into the terminal.
It’s a good practice to be familiar with Linux if you really want to be a pro-Hacker because the hacker doesn’t use Windows or other platforms they always work in Linux. Linux came up with too many preinstalled tools that can be used when you are doing hacking and cracking.
Android is also a good platform for cracking the password but not a normal android user can crack the password. They must have to root their phone before doing that. Rooting means removing all the predefined configuration and limitation of Android that stops us doing any further activity like Cracking.
The main purpose of most people is to Crack someone password or Hack their Social account like Hacking their Facebook Id or just know their social account password.
A lot of techniques and methods are there to hack password but before that, we must know the target what we want to hack or crack. are we trying to crack someone’s wifi password or are we trying to access a server whatever you will do the initial step is to find the vulnerability on victims system or server.
The vulnerability can be found using a different kind of tools specialize for any particular purpose. I am pretending that you are using Linux for this purpose and if you still thinking about using windows then this field is not for you. Your knowledge always remains only 1%.
When you finally decided to get Linux and you start searching to download Linux then you will find many distributions but we will recommend you to use Kali Linux.
Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution. It is specialized for advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing and that is what we are looking for.
Is Programming Necessary for Hacking?
If you heard that being a programmer is impossible if you don’t know programming and have no idea about programming languages like c++, python etc. but in reality, there is nothing that says that. You can be a Hacker if you don’t know a single programming language as a beginner.
The only fact that says “you should know programming” is only because when you will into some complicated process and you are about to write scripts then having an idea about programming can help you because you will know how actually the code is working.
If you are a fresher in this field of hacking then at this time after reading all above steps then you probably have a Good basic idea about Hacking and how to start hacking as well.