Accounts like Bank accounts, emails, social media, share market etc. all working as a password as the central theme. The Hackers/Crackers use some specific tricks to get into your account. Nowadays, password crack was happening as a common thing in our technology world. If your account was hacked, the hackers may probably use one of the below five ways to get into your account. Read this post to control your account within you and be safe from hackers.
Phishing is the most common method uses to hack an account. It is a tool for hackers to acquire not only password but also username you use in your accounts. It is a fooling technique and a trick to fool a victim into divulging his/her login credentials.
In this method, Hackers are cloning the websites or creates a fake Internet Address. From those websites, users are asked to fill in their username and password details. When they enter, their details get stores in the Hacker’s server. Using the details, the Hacker easily penetrates your account and steals all the information you provided on that website.
It is also used in the form of getting sensitive information like credit card details, one-time passwords (OTP), personal information, etc. Often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
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2. Keylogger Attack
Keylogger Attack is similar to phishing. It is generally spread through malware infection. Here, the keylogger is installed by setting a trap in the victim’s device.
The hacker sent a message with an attachment to the victim via email, WhatsApp, or any other possible way. If you download the attachment by mistake, it starts scans through your browser and installs an application automatically without the device’s permission. Once installation is done, it records all your Internet Activity which will relay back to the command and control servers.
3. Brute-force Attack
It is about overpowering the computer’s defenses by using the repetition method. A random trial and error method hack is repeated continuously until the password is finally cracked. Hackers randomly keep applying names and numbers to crack the password.
For example, a friend’s name, birth date, favorite actor/actress name, role model, pet’s name, children name, etc. are the password that users commonly use. Sometimes, a lot of guesswork easily helps hackers to decode the password.
4. Dictionary Attack
It is similar to the Brute Force Attack method. In this method, Hackers use various combinations of dictionary words. They repetitively use the dictionary software and try various combinations of words to crack the password. A report says, over 50% of the passwords get cracks through this process.
Brute force dictionaries always start with simple letters “a”, “aa”, “aaa” and then eventually moves to full words like “dog”, “doggie”, “doggy”. These brute force dictionaries can make up to 50 attempts per minute in some cases.
5. Spidering Attack
Cybercriminals normally use spidering attacks to target big companies. The term spidering means crawling the details from online sources. Just like the meaning, hackers crawl various websites like a spider and collect all the common information. A spider is a tool which uses to crawl a website and looking for all the available content.
Preventing a password by not get into the crack is to ensure that attackers cannot get access even to the hashed passwords. For this, change your password regularly. Do not create weak passwords.