Types of Hacking

Types of Hacking

We can segregate hacking into different categories, based on what is being hacked. Here are set of examples :-

  • Website Hacking – Hacking a website means taking unauthorized control over a web server and its associated software such as databases and other interfaces.
  • Network Hacking – Hacking a network means gathering information about a network by using tools like Telnet, NS Lookup, Ping, Tracert, Netstat, etc. with the intent to harm the network system and hamper its operation.
  • Email Hacking – It includes getting unauthorized access on an email account and using it without taking a consent of its owner.
  • Ethical Hacking – Ethical hacking involves finding weaknesses in a network system or computer for testing purpose and finally getting them fixed.
  • Password Hacking – This is the process of recovering secret passwords from data that has been stored in or transmitted by a computer system.
  • Computer Hacking – This is the process of stealing computer ID and password by applying hacking methods and getting unauthorized access to a computer system.

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