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Originally posted by pcrobotwolf
reply to post by DaddyBare
Amazing Daddybare knows his stuff and nobody but me gave the dude a star. Truth is script kiddies are far from hackers real hackers write codes and can spot holes in security which they can breach using code opening ports and they shouldn't get past encryption unless they know the key which would require getting past the password of an admin " impossible" unless its an inside job. Using a key logger thumb drive could get a key for encryption easy also could get the password of a admin. Most likely a real hacker once broken in will load all the comps with a virus that zombiefys the computer. That means they have no control over their computer and it proceeds to do what ever action the hacker programmed it to do when the time is right. A mass dos attack is most likely dos = "denial of service" once that's done it can knock down a server causing millions in lost revenue.
Originally posted by Tygart
A DDOS or DOS attack is a program, mainly used by Script Kiddies, a favorite tool for Anon...
Originally posted by DaddyBare
reply to post by ModernAcademia
Most Hackers are script kiddies...
they have no real knowledge of writing code (Viruses)
Originally posted by Biigs
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Think of anti-virus companies, that's a billion dollar industry
What would happen if there were no more viruses?
Trend Micro, Symantec, Kaspersky, Computer Associates, McAfee, Cisco and so many others, all these massive companies would make so much less money if there weren't so many viruses, so of course they are part of it.
I work for an anti virus company and i know alot of the virus analysts, most of the new viruses are from 3rd world countries who target weak and outdated computers.
The most common 'virus's arnt realy viruses, just simple emails that lead to compramised servers that try to steal info from your machine somtimes using tojan attempts etc.
A majority of the anti-virus industry is there to protect the user from their own stupidity, sadly the internet moves fast and there are few who understand it well enough to get without personel security software.
I wont mention which company i work for, but i can assure you there is no underground basement room where the virus busters go on their lunch break to write some more viruses.
Since the internet is a very anonomous domain its highly unsupprising that hackers will out each other to save their own butts when threatend with very real prison sentences.