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Terminology in Hacking

Here’s the few terminology used/ called in hacking sphere.

Hacking run
essentially, a hacking run is a hacking session that lasts longer than normal working times, i.e. a hacking run that lasts for in excess of eight to ten hours.

White Hat
considered one of nice guys, a white hat hacker is one who hacks and the informs the owner of the hacking

Black Hat
in contrast, the black hat hacker is considered a criminal and uses his/her skills to break the law

Gray Hat
as one would imagine, a gray hat hacker sometimes is good, and sometimes is criminal; a combination of the white and black hat

Script Kiddie
a demeaning term, used for those who hack but do so by following directions and not creating anything of their own

Trojan horse
deceptive programs that pretend they do one thing, only to enter the computer system and do another; however, they need not be bad for the computer

Virus
a self-replicating program that inserts itself into executable codes or documents

Worm
also a self-replicating program, but a worm breeds itself in computer systems.

-Yuva

http://Yuvahere.com

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