This article tells you about How Hackers Hack Your Accounts And Passwords.
I am sure that most of you have been victims of piracy of your email accounts or that your Facebook passwords do not work. Well, this may be because your password has been pirated.
One way to stay safe is to know how hackers pirate passwords and the methods and software they usually use.
By knowing how hackers enter your account, you will be in a better position to understand the ways in which you can lose your account information and passwords, and so you can protect yourself from being hacked the next time.
How do hackers get their passwords?
There are some common techniques that hackers use to hack their passwords.
One of them is phishing pages. A hacker will send a Gmail or Facebook login page that looks exactly like the actual Facebook or Gmail login page.
Most of the time they use social engineering skills when they send a message that says “This person has posted his bad photo on Facebook, click here to verify his photo”. Once you click on the link, you will access the login page and as soon as you enter your password, it will be available to the hacker.
Most of the time, the victim does not even realize that the password has disappeared.
Watch this video for more information about the phishing attack:
Hackers pirate accounts and passwords for several reasons. Some of them pirate only to show their skills, while others are engaged in hacking the profits. Many of them will use their email account to send spam links to their contact list or use their Facebook account to send links to spam applications.
The main problem arises when hackers seize your private and confidential data. As I mentioned earlier, there are many other methods that hackers use to hack passwords or access email.
This is one of the basic tools used to obtain your passwords. Keylogger resides in the memory of your system and runs at every startup. These keyloggers record all your keystrokes.
A record is created and then sent to the hacker. One of the most famous is the Ardamax Keylogger. It can be customized so that it does not show up in “Processes” (Windows Task Manager).
I suggest you start using the online virtual keyboard by typing passwords for sensitive sites such as your bank account, email and Paypal account. You can also start using a password manager that autocompletes the login data and, therefore, no key records are made.
RAT stands for Remote Administration Tool. With RAT, a hacker can connect to your PC without your knowledge. The hacker can see your screen and also see the sites you browse. It also has the built-in keylogger functionality.
Hackers can copy files from your hard drive to your computer, all without your knowledge. A good example of RAT is Poison Ivy. It can be customized to connect to your PC at a specific port number specified when creating the RAT.
3. Trojan horses
These are the most common types of malware. The Trojans spread through the warez sites mostly. You all want free software.
When you download from warez sites, all the keygen and patches and even the original test programs are infected with Trojans.
This means that you will get the software for free, but your computer will be affected with a Trojan horse.
When you run the patch / keygen, you get the desired result, but deep down, your system is infected with the Trojan.
Turkojan is a famous Trojan horse. A Trojan is much more superior compared to the pulse recorders or RAT. It provides much more functionality for the hacker to have greater access to your PC.
Currently, Android phones are more vulnerable to the back doors of the Trojan horse a.k. Hackers will convince you to install an apk file that will then install a backdoor apk. That’s why you should never install .apk files from unreliable sources. We will talk more about how to protect yourself in future articles.
There are many other ways that a hacker uses, for example, if you are connected to the Internet on a LAN, which uses the same router, a hacker can use any packet analyzer and basic decoder to read all the sensitive data that is transmitted. from your computer. Cain and Abel are one of those sniffer, but there are many more.
That is one reason why I always encourage safe navigation whenever possible. Most sites, such as Facebook, offer the option to use the https login, which encrypts your data. In such cases, even if the hacker uses the sniffer to capture his data, decoding passwords will not be easy.
The use of brute force is another common method, but with technological advancement, most email and web logon forms include functions that can handle such attacks.
How to protect yourself from hacking:
- Install a good antivirus with license. I suggest you go for Kaspersky. It is the best antivirus available.
- Always have your Windows Firewall on.
- Encrypt your data
- Start using a password manager and activate 2FA for all the services you use.
- If you are paranoid like me, start using hardware-based security like Yubikey.
- Never trust warez sites. There is a lot of malware that flows out there.
- Never play a pen drive automatically. The malware is automatically installed on your PC.
- Do not run email attachments unless you are certain about the source.
- If you want to run .exe files safely, run them in isolated space. A free Sandboxie app is available for this purpose.
- If you think you are infected, format your PC / mobile phone immediately. No antivirus can remove a Trojan from your PC. It is very difficult to remove a Trojan from an infected PC.
- Do a quarterly or biannual security audit, according to your needs.
Well, to be sure, you must take preventive methods and make sure you enable all the security features offered by the web application you are using. I hope this article helps you understand how hackers hack so you can take all the preventive measures to keep your passwords safe.
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