Let us start our journey from the basics! Below are some frequently used words, their brief meaning and
that are commonly used in this world!
R.A.T :- Remote Administration Tool
DDoS :- Distributed Reflected Denial of Service Attack,
uses a list of reflection servers or other methods such as DNS to spoof an attack to look likeit's coming
multiple ips. Amplification of power in the attack COULD occur
VPS :- Virtual Private Sever
SE :- Social Engineering
HTTP :- Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. The foundation of
data communication for the WorldWide Web.
SSH :- Secure Shell, used to connect to Virtual Private Servers.
FTP :- File Transfer Protocol. Usedfor transferring files
over an FTP server.
XSS (CSS) :- Cross Site Scripting
Malware :- Malicious Software
Skid :- Script Kid/Script Kiddie
DDoS :- Distributed Denial of Service
VPN :- Virtual Private Networ
Nix :- Unix based operating system, usually referred tohere when referring to DDoS'in
SQL :- Structured Query Language. It usually goes along with a word after it, such as "SQL |njection."
FUD :- Fully Undetectable
FUD :- Fully undetectable, can be used in many terms.
Generally in combination with crypters, or when trying to
LOIC/HOIC :- Tool(s) used by many anonymous members
to conduct DDoS attacks. It is not recommended to use these under any circumstances.
Trojan :- A Trojan is a type of malware that masquerades
as a legitimate file or helpful program with the ultimate purpose of granting a hacker unauthorized
access to a
Botnet :- Computers infected by worms or Trojans and
taken over by hackers and brought into networks to send
spam, more viruses, or launch denial of service attacks.
SQL Injection :- An SQL injection is a method often used to hack SQL databases via a website, and gain
control of the site.
Root :- Highest permission level on a computer, able to
modify anything on the system without restriction.
Warez :- Software piracy
White Hat :- A "white hat" refers to an ethical hacker, or a computer security expert, who specializes in
testing and in other testing methods to ensure the security
of a businesses information systems. (Good guy, per se)
Rootkit (ring3 ringO) :- A powerful exploit used by
malware to conceal all traces that it exists. Ring3 - Can be
removed easily without booting insafemode. Ring0 — Very
hard to remove and very rare in the wild, these can require
you to format, it's very hard to remove certain ring0 rootkits
Script Kiddie :- A script kid, or skid is a term used to describe those who use scripts created by others to
hack computer systems and websites. Used as an insult, meaning that they know nothing about hacking.
IP Grabber :- A link that grabs someone’s IP when they visit it.
DDoS :- Distributed denial of service. Flooding someones connection with packets. Servers or web-
hosted shells can
send packets to a connection on awebsite usually from a
VPS :- The term is used for emphasizing that the virtual machine, although running in software on the
same physical computer as other customers’ virtual machines, is in many respects functionally
equivalent to a separatephysical computer, is dedicated tothe individual
customer's needs, has the privacy of a separate physical
computer, and can be configured to run server software.
Mlalware :- Software designed todo all kinds of evil stuff like stealing identity information, running DDoS
soliciting money from the slave.
Phreak :- Phone Freaks. Hackers who hack cell phones
for free calling. Free Long distancecalling. Etc.
Bot :- A piece of malware that connects computer to an attacker commonly using the HTTPor IRC
protocal to await malicous instructions.
Shell :- The common meaning here is a hacked web server with a DoS script uploaded to conduct DDoS
via a booter.
ANSI Bomb :- ANS|.SYS key-remapping commands
consist of cryptic-lookingtext thatspecifies, using ansi numeric codes to _redefine_keys.
DOX :- Personal information about someone on the
Internet usualy contains real name, address, phone
number, SSN, credit card number, etc.
Worm :- Software designed to spread malware with little
to no human interaction.
Deface :- A website deface is an attack on a site that
changes the appearance of the site or a certain webpage
Keylogger :- A software program that records all
keystrokes on a computer's keyboard, used as a surveillance tool or covertly as spyware.
Tool :- It's a general term for a hack that can let someone remotely control your computer
with admin access.
Black Hat :- A hacker who performs illegal actions to do with hacking online. (Bad guy, perse)