Information about ethical hacking
Ethical hacking and its opportunities
Ethical hacking means hacking a system or a website for to understand the security weakness in order to make the system or server safe and secure. Ethical hackers are good hackers they are known as ‘white hackers’. They find vulnerabilities or security weakness of a website or a system and report the issues to the concerned authority. Now ethical hackers are more in demand than other hackers are. Many famous companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Paypal etc were providing some cash credits to the security researchers for finding vulnerabilities in their products or website. The cash credits start from 500$ to even $1, 00,000. This kind of appreciation from different companies is encouraging more and more programmers to come into the field of ethical hacking.
What ethical hackers do?
They do security research on various topics. For examples: Bypassing windows is a security vulnerability, deleting a photo or updating a status on behalf of another user without their access is a security vulnerability (social networks), taking a private detail of another user or making changes in the server or file of a products without having the administrating access is also a security vulnerability. Concentrating on a particular features and doing various researchers in order to exploit it may help to find vulnerabilities. We cannot guarantee that whether there is security vulnerability is there or not but if there is anything then they can find it by doing security researching. Usually ethical hackers begin with general exploiting techniques like CSS, SQL infection, remote code execution, buffer overflow etc. Starting with this kind of techniques will help the hacker to know the security status of a website.
Tools for ethical hacking
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