Essay On Hacking


by Philip Smith

A topic that i know very well is computers and computer hacking.
Computers seem very complicated and very hard to learn, but, if given time a
computer can be very useful and very fun. Have you ever heard all of that
weird computer terminology? for and example, Javascript. Javascript is
basically a computer language used when programming internet web pages. Have
you ever been on the internet and seen words go across the screen or moving
images? This is all done by the Java language. If you don not see moving
images then its because your web browser cannot read javascript. If you don\'t
know what a web browser is then I will tell you, a web browser is simply a tool
used to view the various websites on the internet. All web browsers are
different, some only interpret html language, which is another programming
language used to design web page and then there are some browsers that can play
videos and sounds.
Have you ever wondered why when you want to go to a website you have to
type http://name of site.com? well I have been wondering for ages but still
can\'t figure out, but sometimes you type ftp:// before the name of the site.
This simply means File transfer protocol. You use this when download image
files or any other files. Now, onto hacking. Most people stereotype people
simply as "HACKERS," but what they don\'t know is that there are three different
types of computer whizzes.
First, there are hackers. Hackers simply make viruses and fool around
on the internet and try to bug people. They make viruses so simple. The get
a program called a virus creation kit. This program simply makes the virus of
beholders choice. It can make viruses that simply put a constant beep in you
computer speakers or it can be disastrous and ruin your computers hard-drive.
Hackers also go onto chat rooms and cause trouble. Chat rooms are simply a
service given by internet providers to allow people all over the world to talk.
As I was saying, Hackers go into these rooms and basically try to take over
because in chat rooms there is one person in control. This person has the
ability to put you in control or simply ban you. These hackers use programs
that allow them to take full control over any room and potentially, make the
computers on the other side overload with commands which in end, makes their
computer collapse.
Another type of computer whiz is called a cracker, crackers are sort of
malicious. Crackers use security programs used by system operators for evil
purposes. System operators use these programs to search the net for any
problems, but they can be used for other purposes. When Crackers get into
systems they usually just fool around but never destroy things.
The last computer whiz is called a phreaker. Don\'t let the name fool
you, phreakers are very malicious and will destroy any information found when
breaking into a system. The phreakers use the same techniques as crackers but
they go a step further. When into systems, phreakers usually plant viruses and
steal information.
Now that you know some important things about computers and the internet
it will take you no time to surf the web. But remember, never get into hacking,
cracking and phreaking because no matter how much you know about computers you
should never use it for malicious purposes.

Category: Technology