HACKING a word that attracts everyone but the question is what is hacking in real. Today we are going to talk about the future in cybersecurity and the kind of work one does in it.
IS CYBERSECURITY ALL ABOUT HACKING…
The first mistake every student does is that he or she thinks that cybersecurity is all about hacking but is it… NO. The meaning of the word security means to protect and cybersecurity together means to protect your data from data breaches and your device to get hacked. So now the question arises what are the carriers in cybersecurity well, there are not only one or two but many ones can go as cryptoanalyst or a penetration tester or network Engg. also depending on his or her skills and yaa hacking too which basically means penetration testing to some extinct.
HOW TO START OR GET SPECIALIZED IN CYBERSECURITY.
WELL WELL, there are no. of ways we can get specialized. Some universities are even
providing specialization in courses like cyber other way is to learn skills on your own and then getting placed in companies as a cybersecurity officer or analyst. One can learn or gain knowledge through Coursera, Udemy, or even youtube.
STARTING WITH LINUX… REALLY?
Well, some students do directly install Linux and start hacking well in reality never ever do this you can install it but never ever directly begin to hack. So what to do?
->First clear your concepts in computer networking as you must know how the data is been send what is a packet, IP address, MAC address, etc.
->Second learn some basic command of Kali Linux like cd, ls, etc.
->Third gain knowledge of tools in Linux like john, beef, etc.
->Fourth start hack and slowly your skills will increase.
REMEMBER HACKING SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT OR WIFI PASS. WILL NOT GET YOU A JOB BUT PENETRATION TESTING AND BUG BOUNTY WILL.
-> Be aware of the cyber attacks happening and gather information about them as it will increase your knowledge gradually.
->LET’s GO SOME DEEP IN HACKING.
So hacking means to hack or stealing someone’s data and the one who does this is known as a hacker but hackers are also good or bad lets study about them.
There are basically three types of hackers.
1. WHITE HAT HACKER: Which are getting paid by the companies to perform penetration
testing on their sites or systems and yes they are legal.
2. GREY HAT HACKER: which hack systems or sites just for fun or test their knowledge without your permission but they don’t leak your data and ya even if they are not leaking your data still it’s illegal.
3. BLACK HAT HACKER: which hack your system to steal your data and to sell it on the dark or deep web or sometimes even to terrorists and obviously they are illegal too.
SO IS HACKING ILLEGAL and IF IT IS THEN HOW TO START?
Well, hacking is not completely illegal if you are testing your own system then it’s completely legal and even if someone’s other then please take their permission otherwise it’s illegal.