Almost everyone these days knows that Computers can be hacked, far fewer people about things hackers can do to your computer once hacked.
Computer hackers and online predators are a threat to anyone who connects to the Internet. These online criminals use phishing schemes, instant messages, or spam emails to send dangerous malware directly to your computer. This can compromise your computer security.
If you don’t have a firewall, hackers can access your computer and private data. They can listen in on your conversations and access your website’s back-end. Hackers often disguise themselves as someone you know to lure you into disclosing sensitive financial and personal information.
Let’s look at Seven Dangerous Things Hackers Can Do To Your Computer.
1) Take Control of Your Computer
Hackers can attack your PC through many ports. These ports allow you to communicate with your printer, monitor, and externally to the Internet. Port 25 can be used to receive incoming emails, while Port 80 connects to the Internet.
Hackers use “port scanning software” to search for vulnerable computers that have open ports. They do this by using your IP address. These hackers will then attempt to send malicious software through open ports to your computer.
Trojan Viruses disguised in email attachments are another standard method hackers use to take control of your computer. These messages are typically sent to thousands of people with attractive headings and attachments. They hope you will open them. The virus is loaded onto your computer when the attachment has been opened.
Trojan viruses are also often distributed by hackers as free downloads, such as screensavers.
2) Steal your Passwords.
Hackers won’t try to guess passwords one at a time in password fields when trying to steal passwords. They have access to various databases and software programs that can help them find credentials that might work.
First, hackers are most likely to have access to passwords stolen from large data breaches via popular online services. Many passwords are stolen from popular online services such as Adobe, eBay, LinkedIn, and eBay. This is because they have large databases. What do hackers do? These “dumps” are used to carry out “credential stuffing,” in which they use software (or bots) to automatically test each username and password combination in a database to determine if it is possible to log on to another website.
If a hacker has an email address associated with an account, they can use a technique called “password Spraying,” which tests known passwords (like asdf, 12345, querty) to determine if they work with the email address. Bots run these tests, and hackers can only use valid credentials to take over an account if they find a match.
Phishing is another issue. Hackers can send millions of emails daily to large email lists. These emails often impersonate banks and trick people into giving out personal information. A person may click on the email to be taken to a login page, a fake page used by the hacker to collect your login credentials.
3) Violate your Privacy.
Hackers often attempt to obtain information like bank account information or credit card numbers. These hackers may sell or use the information they have obtained. They might also attempt to steal your identity. Your identity may be used to open a new credit card or take out a loan. You will be solely responsible for the entire amount, and your credit score will suffer.
Hackers can install viruses on computer systems to steal data, or they can use Phishing to trick you into giving your information.
4) Steal your Identity
Hacking your computer can be a gold mine for criminals looking to steal your personal information. A hacker might want to access the following information: Most likely, some juicy bits such as credit card numbers, bank account numbers, Driver’s license information, photos, Email addresses, phone numbers, Tax records, Social Security numbers, health data. Birthdates and Passwords.
The hacker could have access to all or any of your information and can destroy your identity.
5) Take control of your Webcam
Camfecting refers to hacking someone’s Webcam without their consent.
A webcam infected can be used for surveillance of anything that is within its field of vision.
Camfecting involves using a virus to gain access to the victim’s personal information via the Webcam.
The hackers then use innocuous applications to send Trojan viruses to a compromised digital camera. Once the Trojan virus has been successfully installed, the camfector can connect to the device. He can also take photos or make videos since he has complete control over the Webcam.
6) Store Malicious Programs
It might seem that hackers are isolated. It’s wrong to think hackers don’t have friends. They are friendly with other hackers, and they love sharing what they discover.
It’s not surprising that hackers are known to have stolen software programs stored on their victims’ computers. The hacker will inform other hackers where the software can be found on your computer. This means more hackers are now coming to your computer.
7) Use your computer as a Proxy
Hackers will sometimes take control of a computer to launch attacks on the websites they target. They could have a personal agenda or simply want to shut down a popular website for a few days.
The digital/electronic trail that security professionals use to search for online criminals will eventually lead them to your computer, which was used as a proxy. The hacker or hackers remain unidentified.
People, not computers, create computer threats. Computer predators or hackers are those who exploit others to their advantage. Computer hackers are unauthorized users who hack into computers to steal, modify, or destroy information. They often install dangerous malware without the victim’s knowledge. They can access information that you don’t want to share with their clever techniques and technical expertise.
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