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How To Become An Ethical Hacker

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Hey everyone interested in technology and cyber security, read our article and get to learn everything about white hat hackers and ethical hacking. On our channel, we discuss the latest tech industry trends that drive innovations in our worlds. At the end of this article, you get a step-by-step guide on how to become a professional ethical hacker.

What is Ethical Hacking and Who are Ethical Hackers?

Ethical hacking is an authorized attempt to reveal system vulnerabilities with the help of hacking techniques and tools. An ethical hacker is a security professional who carries out this duty.

What do Ethical Hackers do?

Only using real world attack methods is the best way to test the security of the system? Yeah you heard it right! Ethical hackers should think like the villains their organizations are trying to stop. Ethical hackers study and professionally execute hacker attacks and then present common risks and vulnerabilities and suggestions for improvement.

Ethical hackers have roles depending on their specific skills or specialization. They are categorized into cyber security researchers, penetration testers and information security analysts.

To become an ethical hacker, you ideally need to complete the training and earn a CEH certification. There are other types of certifications and courses such as the certified information systems security specialist – CISSP or the certified registry of ethical security testers – CREST.

Where do White hackers find orders?

Orders for white hackers are published on resources such as HackerOne, Bugcrowd SafeHats and Synack. Additionally, huge companies like Google, Facebook, Apple and Paypal have their bug bounty programs. So, you don’t need an order to start working.

White hackers income depends a lot on skill and luck but CEH certified professionals typically earn 44 percent more than their uncertified counterparts. Checks for a single entry can be $500 or $20K. So, you can easily earn $100K – $150K / per year working from home. However, the information a hacker owns can be worth millions.

What are the career prospects of Ethical Hackers?

The choice is wide enough. An ethical hacker can start his service or product company or become the head of the cyber security department.

As an example, 21-year-old George Hotz hacked into the Sony Playstation 3 platform and was involved in a court battle. Later on, George was hired by Facebook.

What are the career prospects of Ethical Hackers?

The choice is wide enough. An ethical hacker can start his service or product company or become the head of the cyber security department.

As an example, 21-year-old George Hotz hacked into the Sony Playstation 3 platform and was involved in a court battle. Later on, George was hired by Facebook.

How can you become a White Hat hacker in 10 steps?

#1 Start by learning Linux

It’s one of the most commonly used hacking operating systems and provides many tools for hackers. We recommend Kali Linux distributions as specially adapted for hacking.

#2 Learn to program in C

This is the foundation for learning Linux since it is written in C. But in our experience, even if you’re bad at coding, it will not stop you from becoming a good hacker.
At the very least, you should be able to read the code.

#3 Learn web development

The document object model – DOM of a website comprises a website rendered as HTML templates or views and hackers are just fine at finding security flaws and manipulating the DOM to get what they want.

#4 Explore networking concepts

Another important step towards becoming a hacker is having a good grasp of networking concepts and understanding how networks are created.

#5 Master free open source ethical hacking tools

Such as Wireshark, it offers a good introduction to TCP/IP and Nmap – network mapper, so you can track and test for weaknesses.

#6 Explore the hidden network

The dark net has a legitimate side and you need to know how it works.

#7 Cryptography

Cryptography, also called the art of secret writing, is something you as a hacker must master. Encryption and decryption are essential hacking skills. Encryption is widely used in several aspects of information security in authentication, confidentiality and data integrity.

#8 Practice vulnerability assessment and penetration testing

You can practice vulnerability assessment and penetration testing on the dedicated Try Hack Me resource.

#9 Learn to hack web applications

An impressive amount of rewards most often comes from bugs found in a web app or mobile app.

Mark Litchfield, a well-known white hacker and bug bounty hunter made over $500,000 in a year looking for and reporting vulnerabilities on websites.

#10 Chat with other hackers and communities in forums

They will share their knowledge with you and teach you how to work in a team. Keep in mind that hacking is a skill that requires artistic thinking and there is no direct path to success.

Web application architecture describes the relationships between databases, servers and applications in a software system. All web applications are made up of two basic components, like what you see in the diagram, client side, front end. The code that’s stored in the browser and displayed to a user. Server side the code that application runs on the server and uses to communicate with the hardware.

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