“We need to have a talk on the subject of what’s yours and what’s mine.”Stieg Larson
What is Hacking?
Hacking is all about activities which seek to endanger digital devices such as computers, smartphones, tablets or even the complete set of the network. And hacking may not always be for malicious purposes, most hacking and hacking are now referred to by cybercriminals as an unlawful activity, motivated by financial gain, protest, spy collection and even the ‘fun’ of the challenge.
Many believe that “hacker” refers to an autodidactic whiz kid or rogue programmer who is competent to modify computer hardware or software to be used otherwise from the original developer. But this is a narrow view which does not start to include the wide range of reasons why people are hacking.
Typically, hacking is technical in nature (such as creating malvertising that deposits malware in a drive-by assault without user interactions). But However, hackers can also use psychology to make the user click on a virus connection or supply personal data. And this is known as “social engineering.”
Hacking is correct in characterizing the activity behind most, if not all, malware and malicious cyber attacks on computers, companies and governments as an overshadowing term.
Thus, hacking has evolved from adolescent maliciousness to trillions of dollars growth company, with supporters creating a criminal infrastructure that develops and reveals turnkey hacking tools for hungry crooks with more deficient technical skills (called ‘script kids’).
How to prevent hacking?
If your computer, tablet or smartphone is at the eye of the hacker goal, then round it up with concentrated precautionary rings.
Firstly, download a reliable anti-malware (or phone app) product that can detect and neutralize malware as well as block links to malicious phishing websites.
downloading phone apps from the legitimate markets, for malware carriers like Google Play and Amazon Appstore, which are policing themselves. ( Apple policy allows & restricts iPhone users to download only from the Apple Store.) However, check the ratings and reviews first when you download the app. It’s best to avoid such an app if it has a low rating and a low number of downloads.
Be aware that you will never receive your login credentials, social security number, or credit card numbers through email from a bank or online payment system.
Make sure that your operating system remains updated whether you’re on your phone or your computer. And also update your other inhabitant software.
Do not visit unsafe websites or download unverified attachments in unfamiliar emails.
All of this is fundamental hygiene and always a good idea. But the bad guys look for a new way into your system forever. If a hacker identifies one of your passwords used for several services, they have applications that can violate the other accounts you use. So make your passwords long and strong. Avoid using the same for various accounts and use a password manager instead because even a single hacked email account can rain down on you.