Phishing is not Hacking!

You don't need to have any technical knowledge to steal someone's password!

Just after the chat with the hacker wannabe, I googled and found many articles in Indian “tech” sites about “Hacking”. These guys think that phishing is a sophisticated way of Hacking!

First of all, hacking is not a term for finding someone’s password or cracking into someone’s computer/website. Secondly, phishing is just a social engineering technique. You don’t need to have any technical knowledge to do it.

See the following chat from IRC Quote Database:

<Cthon98> hey, if you type in your pw, it will show as stars

<Cthon98> ********* see!

<AzureDiamond> hunter2

<AzureDiamond> doesnt look like stars to me

<Cthon98> <AzureDiamond> *******

<Cthon98> thats what I see

<AzureDiamond> oh, really?

<Cthon98> Absolutely

<AzureDiamond> you can go hunter2 my hunter2-ing hunter2

<AzureDiamond> haha, does that look funny to you?

<Cthon98> lol, yes. See, when YOU type hunter2, it shows to us as *******

<AzureDiamond> thats neat, I didnt know IRC did that

<Cthon98> yep, no matter how many times you type hunter2, it will show to us as *******

<AzureDiamond> awesome!

<AzureDiamond> wait, how do you know my pw?

<Cthon98> er, I just copy pasted YOUR ******’s and it appears to YOU as hunter2 cause its your pw

<AzureDiamond> oh, ok.

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Syam Kumar is the Owner and Editor of WebMaster View. He is based in Cochin, Kerala, India. His interests include information design concepts, standards compliant web development and Linux.

This entry was posted on Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 3:07 pm and modified by WebMaster View at 3:08 pm. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Comments : 4

  1. Ya You are right Phishing is not a hacking, I have been telling many people that phishing is not really hacking.

    abhishek

  2. i want to full detail of the phising software.

    MD ZEESHAN

    1. You’re an idiot, MD…. totally clueless

      Adam

    2. Hello, please read the article first. I’m not talking about any software here, neither am I condoning phishing. Phishing is an illegal activity.

      Syam Kumar R

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