Hacking Terminologies

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Hack Value The term Hack Value refers to a value that denotes attractiveness, interest, or something that is worthy. Value describes the targets’ level of attraction to the hacker.

Zero-Day Attack Zero-Day Attacks refers to threats and vulnerabilities that can exploit the victim before the developer identify or address and release any patch for that vulnerability.

Vulnerability Vulnerability refers to a weak point, loophole, or a cause in any system or network which can be helpful and utilized by the attackers to go through it. Any vulnerability can be an entry point for them to reach the target.

Daisy Chaining Daisy Chaining is a sequential process of several hacking or attacking attempts to gain access to a network or systems, one after another, using the same information and the information obtained from the previous attempt.

Exploit An exploit is a breach of security of a system through Vulnerabilities, Zero-Day Attacks, or any other hacking techniques.

Doxing The term Doxing refers to Publishing information or a set of information associated with an individual. This information is collected publicly, mostly from social media or other sources.

Payload The payload refers to the actual section of information or data in a frame as opposed to automatically generated metadata. In information security, Payload is a section or part of a malicious and exploited code that causes potentially harmful activity and actions such as an exploit, opening backdoors, and hijacking.

Bot The bots are software that is used to control the target remotely and to execute predefined tasks. It is capable to run automated scripts over the internet. The bots are also known as Internet Bot or Web Robot. These Bots can be used for Social purposes such as Chatterbots, Commercial purpose or intended Malicious Purpose such as Spambots, Viruses, and Worms spreading, Botnets, DDoS attacks.

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