Over the recent past, hacking has been on then headlines for causing controversies like cybercrimes, cyber bullying and all kinds of vices associated with computing. Thus, hacking has created the wrong impression amongst people that whenever they hear the word; only negative things come into their minds.
However, despite the notion, hacking can bring positive results to the society, and at times it needs fair view and treatment. There are individuals with the right minds and intentions when it comes to hacking, and they are of great importance in the society as they ensure that there is enough security in the system.
Hacking is the process by which an individual bypasses the security mechanisms and measures of a given system, with an aim of accessing the available data with either an aim of altering it or just retrieval, for good or bad intentions. In most cases, hacking is done with an aim of accessing data for personal gains.
The concept of Ethical Hacking.
Ethical hacking, on the other hand, entails the process by which an individual bypasses the security mechanisms and measures of a given system, with an aim of accessing the available data with the consent of the owner, with an aim of discovering the available flaws in the system so that it can be made more secure. The aim of the system can also be accessing data whose security has been altered by another person, or the security keys have been forgotten.
The Code of Ethics for Hackers.
Always ensure that you leave no trace that you have accessed the system, even at the client’s request. It is always prudent to make sure that you are tidy in all the tasks that you do.
Damage to property.
As a professional hacker, never subject any form of damage to either physical or intellectual property.
Being granted access to the data in the system of the client, always ensure that you do not steal any information from the system, or give away any piece of information without the owner giving you his/her consent.
As a professional hacker, never compromise your safety or that of your client and fellow hackers through your actions. Always stay safe and clinical in your tasks.