What is Hacking?

  • Hacking is the act of gaining unauthorized access to a computer system or network and in some cases making unauthorized use of this access.
  • Hacking is also the act by which other forms of cyber-crime like fraud, terrorism, etc. are committed.
  • Computer hacking is the practice of modifying computer hardware and software to accomplish a goal outside of the creator’s original purpose. 
  • People who engage in computer hacking activities are often called hackers. Since the word “hack” has long been used to describe someone who is incompetent at his/her profession, some hackers claim this term is offensive and fails to give appropriate recognition to their skills.

  • White hacking:
    • The hackers motivate the information holders to further secure their data by pointing to their flaws without doing any kinds of offensive destruction is known as White Hackers.
  • Black hacking:
    • The hackers break into others information system to have an unauthorized access, is known as Black Hackers.

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