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26 Aug

Hacking Techniques

Top 10 Common Hacking Techniques You Should Know About

Below are some of the hacking techniques that are commonly used to get your personal information in an unauthorized way.

1.ClickJacking Attacks: ClickJacking is also known by a different name, UI Redress. In this attack, the hacker hides the actual UI where the victim is supposed to click. This behavior is very common in-app download, movie streaming, and torrent websites.
2.Virus, Trojan: Viruses or Trojans are malicious software programs that get installed into the victim’s system and keep sending the victim’s data to the hacker.
3.Phishing: Phishing is a hacking technique using which a hacker replicates the most-accessed sites and traps the victim by sending that spoofed link.
4.Eavesdropping (Passive Attacks): Unlike other attacks that are active in nature, using a passive attack, a hacker can monitor the computer systems and networks to gain some unwanted information.
5.Fake WAP: Just for fun, a hacker can use software to fake a wireless access point. This WAP connects to the official public place WAP. Once you get connected to the fake WAP, a hacker can access your data, just like in the case above.
6.Waterhole attacks: If you are a big fan of Discovery or National Geographic channels, you could relate easily with the waterhole attacks. To poison a place, in this case, the hacker hits the most accessible physical point of the victim.
7.Denial of Service (DoS\DDoS): A Denial of Service attack is a hacking technique of taking down a site or server by flooding that site or server with a huge amount of traffic so that the server is unable to process all the requests in real-time and finally crashes down.
8.Keylogger:  A keylogger is a simple software that records the key sequence and strokes of your keyboard into a log file on your machine.
9.Cookie theft: The cookies in our browser store personal data such as browsing history, username, and passwords for different sites we access. Once the hacker gets access to your cookie, he can even authenticate himself as you on a browser. A popular method to carry out this attack is to manipulate a user’s IP packets to pass through attacker’s machine.
10. Bait and Switch: Using Bait and Switch hacking technique, an attacker can buy advertising spaces on the websites. The hacker can run a malicious program that the user believes to be authentic. This way, after installing the malicious program on your computer, the hacker gets unprivileged access to your computer.

Ways to protect yourself from hackers.

1: Don’t access personal or financial data with public Wi-Fi.
2: Turn off anything you don’t need.
3: Choose your apps wisely.
4: Use a password, lock code or encryption.
5: Be skeptical about links and attachments.
6: Make us of Trace or erase on Mobile Devices: You can set up your device to lock itself after a pre-set number  of failed log-in attempts.

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19 Aug

6 Ways to Protect Yourself From Hackers

6 Ways to Protect Yourself From Hackers

All the information on your phone or devices could be easily be made available to hackers in the area, unless you’ve taken steps to secure and protect your data. Find out how to prevent hackers from accessing your data.

What you need to do to prevent your devices from being hijacked by hackers.

1. Don’t access personal or financial data with public Wi-Fi.

Hackers offer free public internet to install malwares in target devices randomly.

2. Turn off anything you don’t need.

Devices that have been hacked before or have vulnerable application running silently in the background, the hackers use this loopholes to install malicious files, live virus or even do remote access of your device to exploit your data.

3. Choose your apps wisely.

Hackers are have created a habit of cloning genuine application to unsuspecting victims. Before installing any application, ensure it’s legitimate , secure and up-to-date. Always read the reviews from past users experience to see if there are faults faced and vulnerability reports sent.

4. Use a password, lock code or encryption.

A habit to constantly changing your password will help reduce chances of hackers accessing  your devices.

5. Be skeptical about links and attachments.

Before you open any link and downloads or attachments ensure you have scanned  them or any URL is scanned before clicking as hackers use fake links and attachments to redirect victims to their target vulnerable area. In the process they install malwares silently.

6. Trace or erase.

Always remember you can set up your device to lock itself after a pre-set number of failed log-in attempts. This reduces chances of the hackers accessing your data.

Do you suspect you have been hacked or hackers have attacked?

CALL US ON +254 722 435 163 or +254 711 051 000 to talk to our experts now.

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