This a Hackers Book you must read to have an overview on everything hacking does.
Hackers Book – What is Hacking?
Hacking is a term that’s widely used, but only a few truly understand. What it is and what it really means to “hack” may have several variations with its definitions but to cut most colloquialisms, let’s begin by clearing what the hacking we’re going to be talking about in this book isn’t. Prominent colloquialisms such as “life hacks” have nothing to do with it, but terms such as malware and phishing, and activities such as device tampering, identity theft, and domain hijacking all belong to the complicated and yet fascinating world and web of hacking.
The term “hacking” generally means the unwanted and often unauthorized intrusion and altering of a computer, a network, or a system. Any computer programmer who can do this is called a hacker.
Most people on the internet are scared of hackers, and quite rightfully so.
The term hacker usually has a negative connotation tied to it as people connect the word hacker to infamous people on the internet who make weapons of mass chaos using only computer code — something that our ancestors could’ve never imagined possible.
Hackers thrive in the 21st century, mostly because being a hacker pays. Corporations hire hackers for their ability to use their skills to find security flaws that put vital information on the line; such as a bank, for example, may hire hackers to prevent cyber crimes such as Salami Slicing. Hired hackers also help prevent identity theft, theft in general, and all the other cyber related crimes.
However, it isn’t all positive.
Hackers can also be hired to do the exact opposite. It seems humans always have a way of abusing whatever innovation exists. With the prominence of cybercrime, within a decade, we’ll just call it crime. And the center of it all? Hackers.
Most hackers go by their own alter egos, pseudonyms, and aliases. Just like in the real world, everybody has different identities. Who you are to your mother won’t be exactly the same as who you are to your friends. Identities serve as masks and the same concept applies in the cyber world. Everyone can have different aliases and pseudonyms that allow us freedom of expression — and presumably actions without consequences.
The physical disconnection gives people a different sense of reality.
It’s easier to do things when you’re operating in your own home, behind a screen. This makes it seem that the consequences are minimal – or sometimes even absent.
The emergence of darknets and online cryptocurrencies in the modern world have made it an easier world for hackers to move around and do their jobs almost anonymously.
This book will try to uncover some of the secrets that hackers have up their sleeves, in the hopes that not only will people reading this be informed, but also understand what goes on behind cybercrimes.
It will also outline some of the basics of cybercrime and how all of it works; the reasons for committing them, the effects of successful attacks, as well as the precautions to take to avoid being the victim of these attacks.
Throughout the book we will also be looking back at the biggest cyber crimes committed in history. System administrators turned into hackers, weapons made completely out of code, and even the “discovery” of hidden information about UFO’s. This is Hackers Exposed: A Look into Cyber Crime.