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Why has hacking become almost impossible these days?

asked Jun 10 '11 at 17:32

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edited Jun 10 '11 at 18:01

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Who said that? The PlayStation Network got hacked countless times and being such a big company you'd think they'd of been able to prevent it.

If you know what you're doing then there's a way!

answered Jun 10 '11 at 17:40

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Please extend your question. Hacking isn't just a single thing, it exists out of multiple types of hacking like decrypting pass phrases and loggin in to accounts that aren't yours. Plus add more tags and please don't use a year or date as a tag.

answered Jun 10 '11 at 17:41

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compare hacking from 2001 and hacking from 2011....back then it was way more easy to take down a website with a DoS attack or get access to someone's files....and imagine in 10 years from now how hard will it be.....if not imposible...

answered Jun 10 '11 at 17:50

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Not true. These days it is just as easy.

(Jun 10 '11 at 23:44) beStoN beStoN's gravatar image

Hacking resources are very limited now days, I do know a russian website that has some pretty interesting hacking programs but I am not going to link the website.

Its illegal or forbidden with high punishment in pretty much all countries, as it is very unwanted.

But at some points it can be a useful tool to help keep the bad guys out of servers from a company you work for. IF you really want to know how to hack professionally, Idaho in the USA has a great class for that, College pretty much teaches everything you could imagine, but with some limitations.

It is prohibited and you will most likely get in trouble for hacking, Depending on who you do it to, if you attempt to take down Google, it will be difficult and you'll have quite a few years in a room with a bed and a toilet with nothing but a fluorescent light bulb to light things up.

Its recommended that you don't hack people just for the sake of not getting in some deep trouble. But if you know others that are good at this skill, than tell them to do it for you.

Sometimes people actually deserve to be hacked due to their stupid acts or just irrelevance of internet content and does not really need to be on the internet as it is terrible and useless.

answered Jun 10 '11 at 18:48

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Apps that let you hack ARE GETTING BETTER AND BETTER, try got2hack, its an app ;)

answered Jun 11 '11 at 18:58

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It depends on what kind of hacking you were planning to do. White hat hacking would be a BIT easier because they do it to make things more secure and can then test the updates. Black hat hacking SHOULD be impossible.

answered Jun 10 '11 at 17:40

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This question is invalid. Let us first analyse the steps required to "hack":

  1. Find a target.
  2. Find a service the target is using. Most targets use IP and TCP, but this usually isn't enough. A web browser is a good service to target.
  3. Find a vulnerability for the service.
  4. ???
  5. Execute code that exploits the vulnerability.

edit: I put an extra step in there so as to not offend the kind of hackers who work hard to become something respectful. If you're not a real hacker, you don't need that step and you probably won't be interested in it. If you are a real hacker, you already know what it is.

If you have even basic knowlege of the command line you can quickly learn how to execute the type of console-based programs that most exploit programs are.

How is it any more difficult today, than it was in 2001? The steps were exactly the same back then.

answered Jun 10 '11 at 23:51

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edited Jun 10 '11 at 23:57

It's harder now because of people like Steve Jobs that blabbed to the Feds to save their own a$$e$.

answered Jun 11 '11 at 02:15

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How could it be considered hard when the difficulty level and time it takes is roughly equivelant to that of cooking two minute noodles?

Tell anyone who has jailbroken their ipad or iphone that they technically hacked their own machine (they bypassed it's security mechanisms)... Then ask them how difficult it is.

(Jun 11 '11 at 09:20) beStoN beStoN's gravatar image

I would consider it harder due to the fact that prior to these White Hats giving away secrets, there was no need to anonymize yourself because you couldn't be traced. Also, there wasn't always antivirus programs. If certain people didn't sell out, there would be no talk of our government shutting down our websites for political dissidence under the guise of removing copyright infringement.

(Jun 11 '11 at 09:42) zman zman's gravatar image

Why do people still need AV. Hacking is just as easy as it was when people ran Win98.

answered Jun 11 '11 at 19:07

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