Everything you Need to Know About Hacking
Hacking involves activities intended at infiltrating digital devices, such as laptops, mobile phones, tablets, and even entire networks. The person involved in the process of hacking is called a hacker. Several types of programs such as Rootkit, Trojan, Keylogger are used to hack computers. Hackers also use techniques such as hijacks from browsers, spoofing and phishing to capture personal or financial details of the user.
Common hacking techniques
A fairly common occurrence nowadays is the ease with which hackers can access unauthorised areas and steal your personal information, including credit cards, financial information, and other confidential data. Here are some common hacking techniques.
- Macro malware in documents
- Cookie theft/session hijacking
- Iot attacks
- SQL injection
- DDoS attacks
- Phishing attacks
- Fake WAP
- Clickjacking/UI redress
- Man-in-the-middle attack
- Cross-site scripting
- DNS spoofing
What is a Phishing Attack?
One of the most common type of hacking is phishing. Phishing refers to an attempt to obtain sensitive credentials from online users such as username, password, and financial details. Attackers can use phishing emails to target the victim. You will land on a fake web page by clicking on phishing emails, which will appear genuine by its look and feel. These websites float false offers to lure users and encourage them to submit their financial and personal information that the attacker may misuse.
Types of Phishing
- Clone Phishing
- Spear Phishing Attack
- Deceptive Phishing
How to Avoid Phishing
Make use of available resources such as password managers and the phishing-detection system in your antivirus to prevent the embarrassment of delivering your sensitive data to frauds. However, keep your own eyes open to detect any fraud that gets through. If a page comes from a suspicious link, there is no HTTPS lock in the address bar or it looks wrong in any way, do not touch it! Your watchfulness will pay off.
Some useful tips to protect yourself from phishing
- You can’t be sure that it wasn’t forged or spoofed unless an email is digitally signed.
- Phisher emails are not typically customised, but they may be. On the other hand, valid messages from your bank and e-commerce companies are customised. If in doubt, call directly to the company to see if they actually sent the email.
- Double-clicking the “lock” icon on the website will display the website security certificate. If you do not see the certificate or receive a warning that the address of the website is not in line with the certificate, do not continue.
Macbook Repair in Singapore (Screen Not Working)
If you suspect your Macbook screen is not working possibly due to hacking, try to do the following. Try a hard reset to get your video back if your screen is blank, but your laptop seems to work. Hold down and release the power button for at least 10 seconds. Press the power button afterward as you would typically turn your MacBook back on.
Try to update your MacBook with any external devices that are attached if you have problems with an external screen. Go to your upper left corner to the Dock or Apple Menu with the cables in and select App Store. Click the Updates. Install any updates that you see for firmware, OS X, or other related MacBook operations once the App Store has opened.
Alternatively, you can get your Macbook checked at a reputable shop such as PC Budget Upgrade Repair. Their technicians will diagnose and fix your Macbook if it is damaged or has been infiltrated by hacking activities.