How do you know if your computer or network is truly hacker proof? Just because your home computer came with a firewall by Symantec or your IT manager installed a new Cisco Pix does not mean you are protected.
Unlike having physical signs that you have become a victim of burglary in your home or office, when a hacker breaks into your computer, no obvious signs exist. Your mouse won’t start squeaking and your keyboard will not start typing “I’m being hacked…HELP!”
Movies portray a hacker (actor) sitting in front of a computer and within seconds, not minutes, the hacker has hacked into a bank, government networks, his school’s computer, his girlfriend’s laptop or a social media account like Facebook or Twitter. In reality, it does not work that way.
Below are the 5 steps of computer hacking:
- Investigation. A hacker gathers crucial information about the target by looking for the strengths and weaknesses in your network or website just as a professional team watches videotapes of their opponents’ games to look for their weaknesses and strengths.
- Scanning/Vulnerability Check. AmIHackerProof.com scans your website, computer or network just like a hacker would. Please click the below button to view a list of scanning phases and checks AmIHackerProof.com performs.
- Gaining Access. Using the information found in the Scanning/Vulnerability check referenced above, the hacker penetrates the target. This is know as the hacking phase.
- Maintaining Access. Once a hacker gains access, he wants to keep access. He does this by setting up backdoors, adding phantom accounts or even installing spyware.
- Cover Tracks. A great hacker can get in and out of your website, computer or network without leaving a trace just like a good thief does.
For more information on computer hacking and the different stages click here to download the .PDF “Introduction To Ethical Computer Hacking.”
Consumers – A personal computer is hacked into every 6 seconds. How do you know if your computer is hacker proof? Don’t trust that firewall that came installed on your personal computer or the firewall that is built into that Linksys or D-Link router.
Small to Medium Businesses – It could cost you thousands of dollars to have a certified computer security expert audit your network to see if you are truly hacker proof. AmIHackerProof.com can give you the same, if not more detailed information, than most experts for a fraction of the cost.
CEO/Presidents/Governmental Leaders/Management – How do you know if your company or government network is truly secure? When was the last time your IT Manager or CTO gave you a security audit report generated by an outside consultant? If you can’t remember when you received your last audit report then you definitely need AmIHackerProof.com.
IT/CTO/Consultants – Need to run an independent audit? Don’t have the large budget to hire an outside computer security auditor? In the field and want to run an audit from your cell phone or even your iPad? Tired of paying expensive annual subscriptions to use some below average audit software? If you answer yes to any of these, then you need AmIHackerProof.com!
Quick Scan – This scan will search your network for vulnerabilities on the most common ports and integrate the results about your network into easy to read reports. The quick scan is used to retrieve some basic information about your networks and identify vulnerabilities.
Complete Scan – This scan will search all ports (TCP and UDP) for any vulnerabilities that exits. All the details will be compiled into a report that will also include recommendations about fixing the problems.
Web Site Scan – This scan will only search your web site for vulnerabilities. This scan is great for sites that have just been launched or sites that need to be scanned quickly for vulnerabilities.
Discover Your Device – To improve performance, AmIHackerProof.com can verify that hosts (computers) are alive (online) before scanning them.
Service Discovery – Before running any vulnerability tests, AmIHackerProof.com performs a port scan on each device (computers, firewall and/or routers) to determine what services are running.
Plugins – Most hacks to WordPress and Joomla websites come from older versions of the installed plugins. AmIHackerProof.com looks for all outdated plugins and components.
Vulnerability Checks – There are 65,000+ ports on a computer. For every port that is found open there is another chance for a hacker to gain access to your computer. So if you have 5 open ports, then that can present 5 ways a hacker can gain access to your computer. Depending on the test you select, AmIHackerProof.com will scan up to 65,000 ports.
Web Spidering – AmIHackerProof.com can crawl web servers to determine the complete layout of a web site. Spider results are then used to evaluate custom web applications for common problems such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting (CSS/XSS), backup script files, readable CGI scripts, insecure use of passwords, and many other issues resulting from custom software defects or misconfigurations.
Database Servers – AmIHackerProof.com scans most popular database servers for vulnerabilities, including Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, Oracle, IBM DB2, IBM DB2/400, Postgres and MySQL.
Web Servers – AmIHackerProof.com scans web servers for vulnerabilities.
Telnet Servers – AmIHackerProof.com can scan Telnet servers for vulnerabilities. Telnet is an unstructured protocol, with many varying implementations, thus making it prone to inaccurate results.
Recommendations – For every vulnerability found AmIHackerProof.com will give a recommendation on how to fix the vulnerability.
Locate User Names – AmIHackerProof.com can read the login usernames for some content management systems, like WordPress and Joomla.
DOS Attack – AmIHackerProof.com will test a network or website for a DOS attack and estimate how long it will take to remove a website or network.
SQL Injection – Booby Trap will allow you to send a “Booby Trap” e-mail to your personal e-mail account, to let you know if anyone is reading your e-mails without your knowledge. It will return the IP address of the person as well as give you the location of the person who read the e-mail.
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