Ethical Hacking - Overview
Ethical Hacking - Windows Hacking & Security
Microsoft Windows (or simply Windows) is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985, as a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS in response to the growing
interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs). Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world's personal computer (PC) market with over 90% market share,
overtaking Mac OS, which had been introduced in 1984.
In computing, a virtual machine (VM) is an emulation of a computer system. Virtual machines are based on computer architecture and provide functionality of a physical computer. Their implementations may involve specialized hardware, software, or a combination.
virtual machine is the ultimate solution.you can setup your own hacking network and apply your skillls to gain practical exposure to hacking.
There are different kinds of virtual machines, each with different functions:
System virtual machines (also termed full virtualization VMs) provide a substitute for a real machine. They provide functionality needed to execute entire operating system. A hypervisor uses native execution to share and manage hardware, allowing for multiple environments which are isolated from one another, yet exist on the same physical machine. Modern hypervisors use hardware-assisted virtualization, virtualization-specific hardware, primarily from the host CPUs.
Process virtual machines are designed to execute computer programs in a platform-independent environment.
Importance Of Virtual Environment
Sometimes testing a proof of concept in a virtual environment is necessary to “see how the other side operates.” Learning how the bad guys do what they do will help us better understand security.Like many other people in the industry.
However, even if you are an honest person, you can have fun doing some hacking as long as
you are not engaging in illegal activity. My recommendation is for you to set up a test lab at home
where you can practice these concepts and skills. You can then use these skills.
Advantage of virtual machine
-You can test all the viruses and RAT's without any fear as your base operating system will not be affected.
-You can test different server and application easily without affecting your base operating system.
-Different IP & MAC address.