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  • Wesley Methodist School ICT 2006 Hackers Su Ning En 4M
  • Contents:
    • Opening [slide 1]
    • Contents [slide 2]
    • Introduction on hacking [slide 3]
    • Different type Of Hacking [slide 4]
    • Requirements for Ethical Hackers [slide 5]
    • Criminals [slide 6]
    • Effects [slide7]
    • Prevention [slide 8]
    • Summary: Conclusion [slide 9]
    • Source of Information [slide 10]
  • Hacking:
    • Hacking is unauthorized use of computer and network resources and also mean a very gifted programmer.
    • There are many definitions of hacking, as well as varying ideas of what a hacker is or does. Simply stated a hacker is any programming specialist who has the expertise to enter a computer or network without proper authorization.
  • Different Types of Hacking:
    • The Criminal Hacker
    • Deface hacked web pages to advertise their prowess
    • Doings are evil and illegal
    • Work to get illegal information for themselves or for someone else
    • The Ethical Hacker
    • Hired as a preventive measure
    • Doings are good and justice
    • Ex. Breaking into the clients’ computing network to identify potential security lapses
  • Requirements for Ethical Hackers:
    • One should possess good programming skills and computer networking skills; several experience in installing and maintaining popular operating systems-ex. UNIX/Linux and Windows NT
    • Good communications skills as ‘Social Engineering’ is used to test the client organizing staff security awareness to valuable information that may be obtained
    • Patience, Determination and Trustworthiness are vital between the ethical hacker and the client
  • Different types of Hacking Attacks: A simple attack but the result is impressive. A complicated attack, only the hacker understand. An attack that is against all rules. Hacking Attacks Simplicity Mastery Illicitness
  • Effects of Hacking:
    • Individuals
    • - credit cards numbers may be stolen, the files in your computer is destroyed or missing
    • Organizations and Companies
    • bankruptcy, losing customers due to customer’s lack of confidence, software stolen, breaking the main system of the company causing the company' server to slow down
    • Countries
    • - Hackers are known to steal military intelligence, breaking the main system might cause the fall of all banks
  • Prevention:
    • Website defacement attempts can be stopped by implementing sound computer security practices
    • To prevent hack attacks as much as possible is not using a default accounts, passwords on network devices-using strong passwords and changing them on a regular basis
    • Using an industry-standard security testing methodology is recommended.
  • Conclusion or Summary:
    • In conclusion, Hackers are professionals when they were first known but when technology advance to a new stage from day to day, people became more interested in the cyber world. Thus, earning the hackers a bad name by hacking into other computers to demonstrate their strength. Following this path, hackers were then categories to several cases for criminals and ethical.
  • Source of Information:
    • Star Newspaper - Friday 11 March 2005, pg 20 Nation ‘Hackers deface 45 local websites’
    • Magazine - CoursesNow!ExploreIT! [published by gti] issue 8-2006-brought by doctorjob.com.my
    • Internet Connection - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackers, http://www.bama.ua.edu/~wilso098/project/hacking/whatishacking.html , http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/featuredTopic/0,290042,sid7_gci970601,00.html?bucket=REF