Are you worried about being the victim of hacking? You’re not alone, identity theft happens every 2 seconds in the U.S. Are you curious what hacking techniques they use to gain access to your information?
In this article, explore different techniques that hackers use to steal information. Read on to find out these different types of hacking in order to keep you and your family or business safe.
1. Fake WAP
There are different types of hacking techniques out there, and this is one of the easiest to perform. A fake WAP (Wireless Access Point) has a hacker set up a wireless router that has a convincing name in a public spot.
You might trust it and connect to it. If you connect then they can change your internet connections and monitor it to get you to download malware and receive sensitive data.
Before connecting, look for a password and network name that was created by an employer. Free public WIFI networks aren’t secure, so it’s always best to use a VPN.
2. Denial of Service
Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) is where a certain server isn’t available, which is a way to crash your server. They would use bots to crash the server. The bots then send multiple requests to a website.
To keep your business secure, you can have penetration testers come and see how safe your business currently is.
3. Waterhole Attacks
One of the most common types of hacking attacks is known as the waterhole attack. This is where a hacker will choose the most often used physical location to go after you.
When they’re aware of your timing, they can create a fake Wi-Fi access point. They can then change your most used website to redirect to you and steal your information.
Detecting this attack is hard since they collect information from a specific location. Ensure you keep your software updated and follow security practices.
Out of the different types of hacks out there, phishing is one of the more known. In this hack, they’ll replicate your most-accessed sites and send you a fake link. You’ll then think that the link is your regular accessed site and click on it.
The hacker will use what’s known as a trojan virus on the fake website.
5. Bait and Switch
In this hacking technique, a hacker will use ads to trick you into visiting a malicious site. Bigger advertisers such as Google and Facebook have the ability to prevent most hacking, but it’s still possible.
When you’ve clicked on a link, the hacker can then do other attacks such as clickjacking, downloading malware, and browser locking.
Exploring the Different Types of Hacking
While these are a few different types of hacking, there are many out there to be vigilant of. If you’re a business without protection, you might want to consider penetration testers in your area.
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