Did you know that owning an account in Facebook or any other social networking site is exposing your information to hackers? Yes, you are. You might wonder why people would do this. They do because hacking is not as bad as people think. It is in fact useful and helpful for those who have relationship problems such as a better half having trust issues with the spouse or live-in friend or a mother worried of his son's or daughter's activities. Now, if you find yourself in the same position, you might want to try and hack your shared computers at home. You can choose from one of these methods:
1. Phishing - This is basically tricking a victim into logging-in to a Phisher or a copycat log-in site to infiltrate a victim's log-in information. Due to its nature, it is the riskiest type of hacking an account. It is also the most difficult as it requires a lot of computer-issue knowledge.
2. Keylogging - Keylogging is as simple as tracking a user's inputs in a computer. It can be in the form of software or hardware. If it is a hardware-based keylogging device, it will be installed in the computer's hardware. It will track and probably store screenshots of the user's messages and information as backup. If it is a software, the hacker will get access to the account's information by logging-in himself into the software manufacturer's site
3. Cookie Stealing - This is a less known means of stealing account information, but is easy. All you need is firesheep software and a wireless internet device such as laptop. Here, the hacker will capture your password as it travels through a busy wi-fi network. A Mozilla Firefox extension, the firesheep, is where it originated and is also making http session hijacking or stealing of all types easier.
4. Social Engineering - This hacking means is a lot less known hacking means due to the level of difficulty it is characterized with. In this type of hacking procedure, the hacker needs a lot of information to get into the victim's information. The hacker also needs partial personal details from the victim such as birthday, mobile number, favorites, and so on. A good example on this is the 'Lost Password' scheme that almost all social networking like Facebook uses as support for their users.
Judging from these hacking methods, you can make a choice on which will best benefit your recent need. But if you are living with the person you are going to hack, you can try installing keylogger software or hardware in your shared computers. This is less risky and very user-friendly. It is also the best choice for parents who are trying to monitor their kid's extracurricular activities.
Phishing is the art of tricking a Facebook account holder—or any social network prospect in handing out their log-in information unknowingly. How can that happen? Simple. A hacker makes a Phisher account, which is a spitting image of the log-in page of the site being copied, and send its url as link to a or group of prospects. Phishing is so far the most difficult way of hacking accounts, and definitely the most risky. With a little mistake or hint that the link is just a phisher, a hacker can be in trouble. That is why a Phish must be truly knowledgeable and have a great deal of convincing power.
How does Phishing work? First, the Phish or the hacker must create a dummy site. This site or the Phisher account will have to look just like the site it is being copied. Typically, it is the log-in page that hackers are concerned about because that is where the most important information of the victim are, so it is what the hacker convert into his very own log-in account. The hacker subscribe into a webhosting service and signs up for a sub domain. Then, he copies the index.htm of this account and replaces the one in the htdocs of the control panel’s online file manager of the site being copied. Another file in the folder in the folder, the one with the filename write.php, has to be downloaded to the Phisher account, too. This will result to the Phisher account being a spitting image of the log-in page of the site being copied.
The difficult part of Phishing is getting prospects to log-in to the Phisher account. This is where the convincing power of the hacker is needed. Usually, hackers succeed because of their wit in persuading their victim into logging in and giving away their username and password without sweat. The hacker will simply send a target a link that will take the victim to the log-in page and there it is the victim’s Facebook or any social network account is hacked. Usually, the hacker sends alarming message which will allow the victim to respond fast. Maybe a message like, “Protect your password, Update your account now!” may do the trick.
One of the good things in using a Phisher account in hacking Facebook accounts is that it can be used in blast e-mailing, which makes all the difficulties and time-consuming technical chores become a small chunk of work. Though making a Phisher account may be too long and so techy, once it is up, the hacker has nothing else to do but send messages to limitless number of account holders—of any social networking sites or even forum and message board accounts.
Hacking is one of the primary problems of many social networking sites, including the world's most trusted Facebook. It is a means of extracting private and sometimes, very personal information with the use of acquired technical knowledge or with the help of some spy software. But hacking is not at all bad, depending on the intention of the hacker. Though admittedly, it is one of those words that have bad connotations.
There are a number of reasons why a person should or must hack an account. If it is his account, then it's basically for the purpose of reinstating his log-in details. This really happens, especially if the Facebook account had not been used for a long time. Or it may be for the simple reason that the hacker totally forgot about his own password or username. Other than this, hacking may be used for curiosity reasons or worst, for stealing log-in information of other people.
Like the many purposes of hacking, there are also numerous means of hacking a Facebook account. One of this is with the help of spy software or hardware, either paid or free. One example on these is the Keylogger Hacking Tool. A Keylogger may be in software or hardware form. It works basically to track or keep a log of the keys being pressed in a computer. There are different keylogger devices, software, or hardware a hacker can choose from. It is also the best choice for parents trying to keep track on what their kids are trying to open and subscribe to. This means has been also the more famous choice of hackers, simply because it is the easiest method one can use to hack a Facebook account—and one can use it for free!
But there is another free hacking means designed for the more techy hackers, and it is also for free. This is known as Phishing. A message that contains links taking the receiver to another log-in page is what it is. In a layman's, it is the art of tricking people to hand over their precious log-in information without asking them to. Phishing is laborious, though, but it can be fruitful as a hacker can simply create one Phisher account and blast-e-mail.
In the process, the hacker will have to sign up for a webhosting service, and replace the index.htm of the Facebook account with the index.htm file in the Phishing account's folder. Then, there's another file in the folder with the name write.php which you need to upload in the htdocs of the account. The result must be a log-in page that is a spitting duplicate of Facebook's. Copy the url of your homepage-turned-facebook login page and sent it with a really persuading intro to your prospects.
Hacking has a negative connotation. It is almost foreseen as a negative means of breaking into personal information of a person. But that is not always true, especially if you are hacking your own account to recover some of your important information. A good example to this is when you forgot your password or username for your Facebook account. Rather than making another account, it would be better to hack this account and recover the password, username, or e-mail that you have already forgotten. And to do that, you will either need a hacking software or resort to more drastic recovery measures like phishing.
There is a number of software you can find in the web that are for free. These are legit software that you can install to your own computer, or even to a shared one. Since this software are simply tools in recovering forgotten passwords, usernames, or e-mails, they always adhere to one basic rule in hacking information—a warning message is prompt requiring the user to provide consent on the hacking process. This software works to notify the remote server of the webpage you are trying to open, and thus getting the information you need to recover your account. This information will be sent to your email, or a secondary email, which you will have to use right away to confirm the veracity of your claim. In cases where you forgot even your e-mail, a question or a number of questions will be your verifying information. You have to get all the answers right for the remote server to send your log-in information.
A faster way of recovering your Facebook account is acquiring paid spy software. They work pretty much the same as free spy software, but they are more effective in hacking accounts—primarily because they are designed to bypass the legal stuff that usually comes along with free spy software. They directly fish into your account, getting the information you need to claim your account and use it just like before. If you have enough time to do this, you can check on very reliable paid software providers and request for free trials of their product. By doing so, you can skip sizeable expenses for a one-time hacking venture.
It is therefore not true that hacking is always a negative means of gathering information. Sometimes, it is also useful—especially if what you will hack is your account. For the fastest and most effective hacking process, you can choose from different software that are designed for such purpose. In fact, you can find free software or paid ones. You just have to make sure that what you are getting is perfect for your current need.
There are different ways you can look at hacking. It may be good or bad, depending on the reason why it needs to be done. It is good if it will be used to gather your own information, say you forgot your password, username, or e-mail for your Facebook account. And though creating another account is actually a piece of cake in Facebook, you simply don't want to leave lose ends—you want to use this account rather than making a new one. It is also a good practice if you simply want to monitor what your younger siblings or kids are browsing when they are using the computer. Hacking only becomes bad if your intention is to simply gather other people's information, and use anything you find to bully or harm the other person.
Hacking your own account is not as bad as hacking others. You will find this a requirement if you suddenly forgot the password or username that you have input the site as your recognizing information. To help you make through it, a number of hacking software can be found in the net. All you have to do is choose the hacking software that best matches your current need. Usually, such software comes with legal hacking stuff such as warning message for the user that says there is software that is taking note of all the necessary information of the account. This message is immediately prompted once the computer is turned on, or when the internet service of the computer sprang to life. And to ensure that this is what happens right when the computer is turned on, you need to install this software into your personal or shared computer.
Few Hacking software will require you to make your own account in their website. This is not a way to hack you, although it can be foreseen as another means of spamming or hacking you. This is being required by spy sites that have their own online vault for hacked Facebook accounts. This is also very helpful, although inconvenient for you, as you will just log-in to the hacking software provider site and browse the vault where all your information is sent to by the spy software. In some other cases, an account database is created right on your hardware for you to easily take a peek on the information you have recovered. Just get into the folder where your information is sent and use this information right away to break into your set-up privacy. Whichever which way, you can rest assured that you will be able to recover your forgotten account. You can also do this through your Droid or IOS phone if you feel that this is going to be much easier for you.
Probably not the easiest, but Phishing is the most effective way of tricking a person to hand you over his most personal information. It works by sending a target a link that will take him to a log-in page that looks flawlessly as Facebook. The moment the target keys in his information, the hacker wins the hacking game. He is now 1 hacked account richer.
So you want to learn the how-to's of Phishing? It is not easy, but is not rocket science too. All you need is a webhosting service where you will duplicate the log-in page of Facebook. A good host to consider for this is the Byethost. Now, you have to register a sub domain that you will use as the Phisher account. But to do that, you need to go to your sub domain's control panel where an htdocs folder can be found in the online file manager option. You need to download that folder and extract the file after. You will then find an index.htm and write.php files in the folder. Use these files in your htdocs to convert your homepage into a duplicate log-in page of the site you wanted to phish. Check your site to verify it is already a phisher account.
The next step is to find a target that you will send the link that will lead him to your phisher log-in page. The moment he logs into your page, you will receive a password.html file that contains the username and password of your victim. This will directly go to your htdocs in your phpnet.us account. Because Phishing can be done simultaneously in multiple accounts, it is being claimed as the best way in hacking Facebook accounts. As a matter of fact, you can send this Phisher log-in page in as many accounts as you want. And you can even design your Phisher message to automatically update the wall of your victim. That way, you will be able to multiply your victims really fast.
The only problem with Phishing is the capacity of the hacker to convince a target. This is why a person of real good intellect and eye for detail is the best candidate for this task. You don't just trick a person, you have to make him believe that he is in a legal site. And if the hacker is not as convincing, or at least his phisher site, the hacker may be in trouble. You see all those notification on your Facebook account, asking you if you want to report a spammer or flag a message. That's one of the site's hack-control techniques. You see, Phishing is effective, but it is the riskiest of all the Facebook account hacking methods.
You may not know it, but you might be one of the millions being targeted by hackers. It's not who or what you are, it's just that you are at the wrong social network at the wrong time. You see, being in Facebook, or any other social network site is exposing yourself to these unscrupulous people in the web. Chances are your information will be used to trick other people. Your account may be used to break into another data base of people information by getting the list of your friends in the site. For this reason, most social network and mailing sites require you to change passwords often. For your information safety's sake, it is highly recommended that you keep yourself from clicking any links forwarded to you but always use the original site url in logging into your account.
But you have to be wary in opening your account, especially if you have very personal information in it, in shared computers and cafes—yes, even in the office. There's another way of hacking your account and this time, the hacker doesn't even need to go through the difficulty of creating a Phisher account. All it takes is a Keylogger, either a software or hardware, to take every one of your precious information. If it is software, the hacker will install it in the computer and once you log-in to your account, it will work like a spy—stealing your details while they are on their way to the account server. These details will then be sent to the hacker's account via the software manufacturer's site. This is very dangerous as all your information is not guaranteed to be just for use of the hacker but being in the database of another website that maybe a better hacker can steal from. Worst, the site may just be worst than your hacker and try to steal all the hacked accounts in their data base. On the other hand, if the computer owner is using a keyloggger that's hardware-based, you are again in danger. Only this time, not only your log-in information are in danger of being hacked but every bit of detail you input the computer. This type is the favorite of parents who are on the lookout for what their kids do in their computers.
Phishing or Keylogging, both are hacking means that risks everyone's vital information online. They may be bad or good, depending on the purpose why they are being used. If it's for the mere safety and security of the computer or the people using a computer, then there's nothing to worry about. But if it's for curiosity purposes, then it must be avoided for your safety.
Have you encountered a message saying your Facebook account needs to be revalidated—requiring you to enter your e-mail or username, as well as your password or a new password even? Unfortunately, you have been 'phished'. Phishing is one of the trickiest means of hacking account, and it requires a lot of effort and technical knowledge from the hacker. If the hacker is really good, you will never know the difference of the message, which usually use the same Facebook platform, from the real one. The only way to know is when your friends start to flag you a spammer or worst, notified Facebook support of your irresponsible posts and links on their wall.
Aside from Phishing, there are other ways you can break into Facebook accounts. Among these is getting software designed for the act. Some of this software may be free, while most are paid. Among the most popular of the free software is the Keyprowler. It is best for shared computers, and for people who live together. This software can easily be installed in the computer, and works to take screenshots of the personal information of those using the Facebook account. It can also document the messages and other details that the account makes in the site. This is very helpful when these messages are deleted, which the software will present a duplicate.
An example of paid software is the Spy Software. This is also an easy to install software that you can use to break into an account in Facebook. All you need to do is run the software in the computer, laptop, or mobile phone. Each time an account logs in, the software will keep all information documented. Messages will be captured in screenshots as backup data, just in case the original messages are deleted. And to prevent someone from running onto your stashed information, it will be safety kept in the website of the software. You can conveniently get the necessary information you need by going to the site and accessing their vault of screenshots and evidence under your account.
Although hacking seems to have a negative connotation to other people, it is the easiest way to get into first-hand information that may be impossible but very important for you to get. Besides, there are many ways you can hack an account in Facebook. If you want to be totally legal and responsible, opt to use software that will notify a user that his password or e-mail or username will be viewed by a third party. But if you're into the black market, choose software that will allow you to enjoy the gray areas of the hacking game. In fact, use Phishing for this.
Since the World Wide Web (www) became popular, everything become so easy—even with hacking accounts in most social networking sites like Facebook. And there are a lot of choices of tools you can use in doing so: Phishing, software and hardware spy devices, social engineering, http session hijacking, and revealing remembered password via browsers. With all these, it is best that an account be very wary with everything he clicks or trust in the web.
The five classifications of hacking tools and means are basically divided into two categories—paid and free. Paid hacking means include some software and hardware that needs to be bought from their manufacturers or suppliers. The good thing about paid hacking software or hardware is their reliability in doing the task. These paid tools and devices will also keep from prompting a 'hack alert' message brandishing the possibility of a possible second party receiving inputs and updates from the account, which is very famous in most free 'security' software. Nevertheless, these software and hardware spy tools or devices are also very user-friendly. They can be directly installed into the computer and will run every time a user logs-in or uses the computer. All information will be sent to a database, which is owned by the hacker in the site of his bought software site. This is where he will get the information he needs to trick other people, usually your own friends.
Free software and hardware hacking devices are also available, but they are more user-friendly to account users than the hackers. These devices usually flash around notices and warnings that the account is vulnerable to hacking. It is only if the user consent to its term of use that it will continue doing its monitoring task. If the user chooses not to go on, the software or hardware will not continue tracking the user's activities. Thus, the hacker will not have any access to the important information of that user. Usually, these types of hacking devices are found installed in net cafe, office, and even personal computers. Other than installable software and hardware devices, Phishing, social engineering, and http session hijacking are free hacking techniques as well. One thing that is common to all these methods is the level of difficulty on their use. Phishing, for example, will require the hacker to sign-up for a sub domain in a trusty webhosting service. The hacker also needs to alter this site so as to create a spitting image of the log-in page of the social site he is trying to copy. The risk is that this copycat site will have an additional name in the url than that of the original site, say http://gofacebook.com/login/ than just simply http://facebook.com/login/.
Did you know that hacking a Facebook account has become a way of life to some people? Yes, it did. In fact, these 'some people' are making money out of it. How? Simple, they have made hacking a business. They offer support system to all those who are curious about other people information, especially to people who believe they are being cheated or stabbed on their back. To get better understanding on how hacking really works, you need to know what is hacking in the simplest words.
Hacking is the art of cracking someone else's private information. In the older days, it is typically a word that denotes a negative notion. But today, it is widely used to break into information necessary to solve a case—with authorization, of course. Facebook account is not different. A hacker gets to break a person's password to get into an account and steal information, photos, and messages. Although disguised as a helpful measure for catching cheats in a relationship, it is still an information-theft cause. Problem is there are no prohibitions when it comes to these social networks, just a reminder of being responsible in dealing online.
Also, there are a lot of ways of how one can hack Facebook that are being brandished all over the web. You'll even find free software that will enable you to do so. There are many bloggers in the net that are all about spreading the science of hacking. From software to the mean act of tricking account owners, seasoned hackers have everything to offer. And these simple steps of hacking Facebook are not only applicable in the social network alone, it can be used in almost all account-based networks online. Since social networks are already available in mobile phones, hackers have also sets of ways in hacking accounts using droid or IOS phones.
But the trickiest hacking means is Phishing. This is basically tricking an account owner to hand out his account information by sending a message that will compel them to log in, thereby making every detail available for the hacker to record. Though having the lowest success rating amongst all hacking methods, once an account opens, up, the hacker can get as much information as he dares. Phishing is also a long method and not at all for free. One needs to get a hosting site where he can duplicate the Facebook page, which he will then use to send alert messages.
Overall, hacking a Facebook account is a serious offense to its real owner. But it can also do a lot of good to people who are being cheated or stabbed on their backs. Although it will probably not undo the bad, make it a point to hack if you only have good reason to do so.
The word "hacker" describes people who find weaknesses in an established computer system. That use to sound positive, but the contextual definition is rarely used today. Many have long debated that those who break into computer system and exploiting them should be called cracker to distinguish black hat "hackers" from white hat hackers. Anyway, as popular definition suggests, hackers violate computer system for personal, monetary and malicious gains.
Black hat hackers/crackers are seen as online criminals who victimize people's online accounts and illegally eliciting personal information, social security number, and credit card details. They can also bring down the entire system, destroy data, and populate it with malicious information.
They infiltrate the system through different methods. The most popular would be something ordinary people do: guess password by taking into consideration some clues from the owner of the system or an account. More sophisticated methods include keylogging, primary email address hack, social engineering, and cookie stealing.
Meanwhile, white hat hackers also find weaknesses in an established computer system but with a different purpose. Instead of performing malicious activities, they identify weaknesses in the system so that it can be improved by the owner before it is discovered and breached by others. The term "white hat" is an internet slang that refers to ethical practice. (White hat and black hat is also used in SEO.)
White hat hackers do this as a hobby and offer their services for free, but there are also those who become consultants of different companies and paid for the job they do. Many white hat hackers used to be black hat hackers.
Why do some people love to hack somebody else's Facebook account? Here are the top 10 reasons why:
1. Monitor children activities. Obviously, parents can do this, but there are other people who will be interested in Facebook accounts of kids such as pedophiles and child molesters.
2. Suspicion of cheating. People who want to the see Facebook activities and messages of their partners try to access their accounts.
3. Take revenge. Since Facebook is a public space, getting into somebody else's account for malicious purposes can be sweet revenge.
4. Curiosity. There are people who just want to access somebody else's Facebook account just to see photos, chat messages and other activities.
5. Practical joke. People often hack into their friend's to post some unlikely message on their walls. You might have seen a straight guy friend with a wall message, "I'm gay!" or something similar.
6. Elicit information. Facebook allows users to hide some personal information to certain people. Those who want to get it often resort to hacking.
7. Access pictures. Facebook security allows photos to be limited to a group of people. If one wants to access it, he or she can hack into this account.
8. Delete account. Well, people who are just plain angry can access somebody else's Facebook account and delete it.
9. Check on their ex's account. People who haven't moved on do this to see what their ex has been up to after the breakup.
10. Recovery of lost facebook password. If you can call guessing your own Facebook account as hacking, this is it. Sometimes you just forgot what your password is and you try to hack into your own account… happens all the time.
If you have an online banking or an online shopping account, you are familiar a small "lock" icon appearing beside the URL at the address bar or that the URL is highlighted green. This indicates that the browser you is using a secured connection (HTTPS). This ensures you that whatever information you are sharing stays within the site and remains private. This is the latest among so many Facebook security protections that are being implemented in response to heavy criticism against the security of the site.
ebook experience will definitely improve because of this change. You can now freely use Facebook without thinking of any security threat, especially if you commonly use Facebook from different public access points such as in coffee shops, airports, schools and libraries. This option can be found in the "Advance Security" area of the Account Settings page.
However, Facebook users are still not completely safe as some people continuously look for ways to get into your account and phish for information. The latest mass hacking some months ago showed how much some people will try to get into your system. Users experienced mass facebook spamming on their profiles showing violence, child pornography and graphic images. This large-scale hacking promoted Facebook with yet another improvement in their security.
But history tells us that updates will still rely on whatever need that arise. Although Facebook has an entire team of engineers to guarantee safety and security for all Facebook users, it is not known when will be the next security breach. Hopefully, Facebook has already set up impenetrable walls to protect their users.
Have you heard about the rumors that Facebook will shut down on March 12 this year? The source article stated that Mark Zuckerberg apparently got tired and that managing the site has become stressful. Sad to say, lots of people believe this without even verifying what they read. Well, if you read the news lately, Facebook filed for an initial public offering. Yes, Facebook is here to stay.
I think the relevant question now is not whether or not we should buy some stock, but how will the site face the concern of its users regarding security?
The site has been heavily criticized in the past about its lack of security measures. At one point, it was even hacked. But Facebook security and privacy features have always been adaptive to whatever the need that arise. Facebook continuously addresses matters regarding security of its users by implementing new features, but unfortunately, still leaving out some level of vulnerability. Last year, Facebook rolled up several security features to take up some issues by giving its users control via drop down menu, in line with the post, photos and tags. Facebook also gives the users control over whatever photos that will be tag to them, preventing people to tag you without your permission. You can now approve or reject photos and even block people who tag you. These among other update has been existing for quite a while.
Now that the site goes public the issue of security remains one of the top priorities. Facebook states that they have an entire team dedicated to guarantee safety and privacy. In fact, their best engineers are working exclusively in creating secure and safe Facebook environment. This may be enough to appease its more than 800 million users.
There are hacking tools you can use for free. Some are readily downloadable online while some has to originate from your brain. Regardless, hacking technology has to be used carefully. One of the most popular is phishing.
Phishing is the most popular technology to hack Facebook password. The idea is simple: you (as hacker) will send your target a link. When your target clicks this link, it directs him to a fake website that looks strikingly similar to the real Facebook log in page. When your target enters his Facebook log in details, you already capture his password. Your target will then be redirected to the real Facebook log in page. If you have an unsuspecting subject, you can hack his Facebook account in no time, but for those who make it a point to look at their address bar, they can detect phishing easily since you are using a different address. Phishing doesn't limit to getting Facebook password. It is also a common technology used to mimic credit card companies, banks and even online giants such as eBay and Amazon.
Here's how phishing works:
1. A phisher decides which website to mimic and determines how to get the email addresses of its customers or users. A phisher utilizes address collection and mass mailing techniques.
2. Once a phisher determines his target, he now distributes his message and link, usually through email.
3. For people to open the message and click on the link, the phony email has to look legitimate.
4. Once the message is opened and the link is clicked, the phisher collects password from its victims.
5. Now, the phisher can already log in to the victims' accounts
Hacking will always be a part of the history of Facebook.
In the beginning, Mark Zuckerberg, a self proclaim "hacker" penetrated the Harvard student database. But then, for the Facebook CEO, the term means something different from what most people understand.
In November 2011, Facebook users had experienced a massive spamming on their news feeds. This recent influx of porn and graphic and disturbing images was a result of a virus. Facebook was first silent about the issue as they were working out to patch the security breach. As the virus spread out across different users in different countries, Facebook had spoken out and assured its user that their main priority was to protect users from malicious content.
The problem with this mass hacking is that images are not just simple average Playboy pictures, but disturbing images of child pornography, sex and violence.
It was believed that the virus was caused by "clickjacking" or a way where users click their friend's news feed and thus, sharing it in their own feed. Some speculators pointed the group Anonymous as the source of the virus.
Recently, several news reports again revealed that a group of "hackevists" called, Anonymous will attack Facebook on January 28. There was even a YouTube video threatening the site as well as inviting people to join their cause. News spread wide. It was even picked up by large news agencies. However, the group Anonymous denied their involvement in the plan and said that it was just another media ploy. On January 28, Facebook was not hacked.