A Trojan horse or Trojan is a type of malware that is often disguised as legitimate software. Trojans can be employed by cyber-thieves and hackers trying to gain access to users' systems. Users are typically tricked by some form of social engineering into loading and executing Trojans on their systems. Once activated, Trojans can enable cyber-criminals to spy on you, steal your sensitive data, and gain backdoor access to your system.
A computer virus is a type of computer program that, when executed, replicates itself by modifying other computer programs and inserting its own code. If this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be "infected" with a computer virus. Computer viruses generally require a host program.
System hacking is defined as the compromise of computer systems and software to access the target computer and steal or misuse their sensitive information. Here the malicious hacker exploits the weaknesses in a computer system or network to gain unauthorized access to its data or take illegal advantage.
Web content is generated in real time by a software application running at server-side. So hackers attack on the web server to steal credential information, passwords, and business information by using DoS (DDos) attacks, SYN flood, ping flood, port scan, sniffing attacks, and social engineering attacks.
This report covers the common techniques and tools used for System, Windows, Linux and Web Server Hacking. The report contains from the following sections:
- Part A: Setup Lab:
- Part B: Trojens and Backdoors and Viruses
- Part C: System Hacking
- Part D: Hacking Web Servers
- Part E: Windows and Linux Hacking