5 Computer Hacks That Go Unnoticed

Here are five potentially dangerous computer hacks that hackers know but most people don't...

Many people suffer from a common misconception that computer hacks require fancy programming reminiscent of the green text sequence in the matrix films but this is not the case.

Brute Force

A Brute force attack aims to guess every possible password combinations until it comes to yours. These attacks have recently become more dangerous due to automation and the tendency to use weak passwords

Bad USB

USB devices can emulate other devices if the OS that they are plugged into trusts physical devices absolutely. A USB device can emulate a Keyboard and execute a malicious code as an Admin.

Phishing

Phishing is the attempt to get usernames and passwords from unsuspecting users by pretending to be a genuine agency or company.

Phishing hackers often design login pages that look similar to the login pages of genuine websites.

Drive by Downloads         

There is no difference between code and data. Inside of a computer all code is data, and all data can be executed just like code. This means that the abstraction that makes sense to us as users can be exploited.

Internals

Hackers know that computers have internal systems and that these internal systems are easily accessed and changed.

What could appear as magic to me and you can literally be child’s play to a hacker seeing as everything a computer program can do is stored in memory that can be changed.

What Can We Learn?

Hackers have two main traits that set them apart from the average user. First, they want to know how stuff works, as deeply as possible. Second, they are patient enough to get to the bottom of things.

 

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