Chapter 6. Techniques Used by Hackers
After reading this chapter and completing the exercises, you will be able to do the following:
Understand the basic methodology used by hackers
Be familiar with some of the basic hacking tools
Understand the hacking mentality
In the preceding five chapters, we have explored computer security and various security breaches. In this chapter we will be exploring the techniques that hackers use to commit computer crimes. Before going any further, it is important to realize that many hackers are not criminals. A hacker is a person who wants to understand a system, often by probing its weaknesses. There are even hackers who work for organizations, testing the organizations’ system ...