Ethical Hacking is testing the resources for a good cause and for the betterment of technology. Technically Ethical
Hacking means penetration testing which is focused on Securing and Protecting IT Systems.
How many types of hackers?
there are six types of hackers.1)CODERS:
The Real Hackers are the Coders, the ones who revise the methods and create tools that are available in the
market. Coders can find security holes and weaknesses in software to create their own exploits. These Hackers can use those exploits to develop fully patched and secure systems.2)ADMINS:
Admins are the computer guys who use the tools and exploits prepared by the coders. They do not develop their
own techniques, however they uses the tricks which are already prepared by the coders. They are generally
System Administration, or Computer Network Controller. Most of the Hackers and security person in this digital world come under this category.3)SCRIPT KIDDIES:
Script Kiddies are the bunnies who use script and programs developed by others to attack computer systems and
Networks. They get the least respect but are most annoying and dangerous and can cause big problems without actually knowing what they are doing.4)WHITE HAT HACKER:
A White Hat Hacker is computer guy who perform Ethical Hacking. These are usually security professionals with
knowledge of hacking and the Hacker toolset and who use this knowledge to locate security weaknesses and
implement counter measures in the resources.
They are also known as an Ethical Hacker or a Penetration Tester. They focus on Securing and Protecting IT systems. 5)BLACK HAT HACKER:
A Black Hat Hacker is computer guy who performs Unethical Hacking. These are the Criminal Hackers or Crackers
who use their skills and knowledge for illegal or malicious purposes. They break into or otherwise violate the
system integrity of remote machines, with malicious intent.
These are also known as an Unethical Hacker or a Security Cracker. They focus on Security Cracking and Data stealing.6)GREY HAT HACKER:
A Grey Hat Hacker is a Computer guy who sometimes acts legally, sometimes in good will, and sometimes not.
They usually do not hack for personal gain or have malicious intentions, but may or may not occasionally commit
crimes during the course of their technological exploits.
They are hybrid between White Hat and Black Hat Hackers.Steps Performed By hackers:
- Gaining Access
- Maintaining Access
- Clearing tracks