Ethical Hacking And Information Security

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Abstract- Modern technological advancement made our current internet on the pinnacle of everything related to information technology. However, it is always threatened by various types of security issues, which are mostly due to hackers, their bots and malicious scripts. They attacks, corrupts, collects and destroys the essential information in the system of the valuable organizations. To stop their such harmful and hazardous activities or to take preventive measures, most organizations now started to keep their own hackers who are known as ethical hackers or white hat hackers. This paper is based on what exactly an ethical hacker does, his protective system from illegal trespassing and on the field of ethical hacking with its various aspects. …show more content…
There is a subtle difference between security and protection, we will perceive that both of them are extremely close concepts but still not the same. Protection is assured if one has all the necessary security measures as security itself is a type of protection to all the external hazards. Information is a treasure which is immensely worthy to an organization and thus it needs to be protected firmly. It is easy to corrupt, lose and steal thus the measures needed or taken to secure them from irrelevant entries are mentioned as Information Security. The significant step taken by most of the Organizations or firms recently is the use of ethical hacking process or techniques to evaluate the success or failure of their current security measures. Ethical hacking is usually done by the computer professionals who legally break into the computer system to report the owners about the vulnerabilities found. This paper is based on the “Ethical Hacking”, which has now become an essential part of any business organizations, which needs to deal with high level of security and severe malicious …show more content…
Reconnaissance involves gathering information of a target without any prior knowledge about the company relating to or an individual. It includes both Passive and Active Reconnaissance. This steps helps to discover useful data which can assist them to plan the attack. Scanning is the phase which takes place exactly after the attacker is able to collect enough information to understand the business works and those data which are valuable. Hackers uses this collecteddata to find a way which will help them executing an attack on the Operating System, Installed Software, Open Ports, IP Addresses or user accounts. Hacker uses this accumulated informationfor gaining access to the system which is the third phase of ethical hacking. They do tedious amount of work to break the passwords and often utilizes tools like legion. Only gaining access to the system isn 't everything, but to maintain their access in it, they develops a different system paththrough which he can intrude the system as an anonymous. Thisanonymous hacker does its best toremove all the evidences of the system thats being hack, defy the intrusion detection alarms and thus avoid any form of legal actions against him. This was the third phase of hacking.In the last phase, they are ready to clear all the tracks and logs which get stored in the server log due to their activity. This is a must

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