Learning to Hack

I already talked with you about online anonymity once, if you didn’t read that you should check that out, but today I’m going to talk about it AGAIN because it’s a very important topic. So anything you do online can be traced back to your IP address, which can then be traced right back to your house and who you are, so if you want a little more privacy on the web you need to mask or change that IP. I already talked about tor so today I’ll talk about proxies. Proxies are servers that you access in between you and your desired web server. This makes your IP address appear to be that server. The easiest way to do this is to go to hidemyass.com and route yourself through their server. They also encrypt the connection for a little extra privacy. There are even better ways to do this but those will wait for another day. If you want to learn more about hacking, internet censorship, and politics then please follow this blog.

Learning how to Hack

Today you are going to learn how to crash a website using a DoS attack. DoS stands for Denial of Service and works by pounding a website’s server with so much data that it crashes. The most famous program for this is called LOIC or Low Orbit Ion Cannon. There are several options in the menu for LOIC that I’ll go over with you. First is threads, that is how many users the program is simulating at once. If you put 1000 into the threads field then the program will simulate 1000 users signing onto the website at once. The other key fields are IP and URL, which is just the target address, and port which should always be set at 80. If you run Mac or Linux then you should try using Java LOIC. Some website servers are to strong to be taken down by a single person. In this situation multiple people can be arranged to attack the same website at once. Working together with enough people at once you can take down any website. To learn more about hacking, internet censorship, and politics, please follow this blog.

Learning how to Hack

This will be the second part in my series about hardware and today I’m going to talk a little bit about power supplies. Power supplies plug into the wall and are kinda like a little substation by turning the power from the wall into a whole lot more power. And if you plan on having a powerful computer, or heavy overclocking, then you better have a good power supply. Only one number really matters when it comes to power supplies, and that’s watts. I suggest getting a power supply with at least 750 watts when building your computer. Also check the reviews online, as long as it doesn’t have any reported overheating problems you’ll be fine. If you want to learn more about hacking, internet censorship, and politics, please follow this blog.

Learning how to Hack

You all probably remember this dreaded screen from the wikipedia blackout. Well someone showed me another way to get past similar blackouts in the future. If you didn’t read my post on how to open and edit HTML then you should go back and read that now. What you are going to do is open the page that has this sort of blackout or censoring where there is a page overtop of the page that you actually want to see and open the HTML. Then look at it and notice that the page is coded so that the material you want to see is still there but the blackout is blocking it. What you can do is simply delete the coding for the thing blocking the info and leave the part you want to see in tact. This may be a little confusing so if you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask, I can answer the questions privately. If you want to learn more about hacking, politics, and internet censorship please follow.

Learning to Hack

This is a continuation of Wednesday’s tutorial so if you haven’t read that yet I advise you to. So let’s say you’ve found the page where the admin password is asked for. You COULD use a cracker that I talked about previously to find the password, but that could take years. So the alternative (if the site runs SQL, which is highly likely) is to type in the code ” ’ or 1=1 “. It’s hard to see so I’ll put it into words for you ” apostrophe space or space one equals one”. The or doesn’t mean it’s two codes to try, it’s part of the code so throw it right in there with the rest of it. Put that code into the password field and (if there is one) the username field and submit it. This will give you administrative access to the site. Keep in mind this method only works on independently owned websites that have one account associated with them, unlike tumblr that has hundreds of accounts saved on it. To learn more about hacking, politics, and internet censorship, please follow this blog.

Learning to Hack

2 odd numbered days in a row! You know what that means!! 2 back to back hacking tutorial days in a row!!! Today I’m going to talk about HTML and how to use it to access administrative panels on some websites. The administrative panel is what the website admin sees when he is editing the website. This includes all the tools and editable text boxes. The first thing you should do when trying to access an admin panel like this is go to the url bar and add to the end of the url (one at a time):

/login.php

/admin.php

/update.php

These are three really common urls for admin panels. If none of those work go into the HTML and search for “a href”. This is the designation for a connected link. If the line following “a href” looks like one the those common examples try punching it into the url. Eventually you’ll find a page where a password is asked  for. I’ll tell you what to do with that on Friday. If you want to learn more about hacking, politics, and internet censorship please follow this blog.

Learning to Hack

Today I’m going to go over password cracks because someone recently asked a question about it. There are really two types of password crackers and those are brute force and dictionary. A dictionary cracker uses a huge library of known terms and punches them into the password field to see if any of them work. This normally only takes a few seconds because of how fast computers work but it could take up to a few minutes. The other type, called a brute force cracker uses every possible combination of letters, number, and symbols until it finds the password. This means that depending on the strength of the password it could take anywhere from a few seconds to years for it to find the correct password. This makes this form of cracker virtually useless. The other thing you could do is use a reverse lookup which is something that finds the password based on scrounging through directory files and entering phrases it finds there. If you want to learn more about hacking, politics, and internet censorship please follow this blog.

Saving and Editing HTML

You can edit a website HTML by right clicking anywhere on the page and selecting the option “save as…” or “save source” depending on your Operating System and browser. The keyword to look for is “save”. This will then save the webpage’s HTML on your computer. By default double clicking on this saved document will open it with your browser making it appear like a normal webpage but there is another way to open it. Right click on it and open it with your computer’s notepad software. This will open up the site’s HTML for you to freely edit. I have a great link to learning HTML in some of my posts below. You can change the appearance and behavior of certain elements of the website. On a website that involves voting you can change the value of your vote from 1 to 1000. You can make a button that’s supposed to email the administrator a password actually send it to your email. If you understand the computer languages there’s no limit to what you can do. If you want to learn more please follow me.