Freelancers usually work whenever they choose and take on whatever projects they like. As long as you have access to a laptop and a reliable internet connection, they can put in time at any location. In addition to performing the duties of a professional, they can also need to serve as your human resources and information technology unit. This is why it’s so important to educate yourself, and educate all freelancers on your team on cybersecurity.
In the same way that there are many different types of cyberattacks, there are also various sorts of hackers. By raising your awareness of the numerous kinds of hacking, you can not only obtain a better understanding of their motives and patterns but also detect the kinds of cyberattacks that may be committed against you. A few types of hacking are rather typical, and it’s essential to be aware of them. The more aware you are, the more protected you can be.
- Keylogger – A keystroke logger or system monitor collects keystrokes on a keyboard or touchpad for surveillance. Keystrokes are used to obtain the user’s login ID and passwords.
- White Hat – White Hat hackers are ethical hackers. Companies may use white hats to test system security. White hats test-hack a system with their employer’s permission to find vulnerabilities and offer security measures. There must be a contract and an agreement in place, otherwise they might get in trouble.
- Black Hat – Business risks include Black Hat hackers. Their methods are rudimentary and can be blocked. If they succeed, your business and customers could suffer. Black hats don’t pick victims, so far as they can, they will simply get anything, they’ll hack it, break it, mess it up, take control of it, and you will lose money.
- Script Kiddies – Script Kiddies are hacking newbies. They hack using other hackers’ scripts. They hack networks, systems, and web pages. Script Kiddies are annoying but not financially risky but they can hinder your business, harm your reputation, and cost you, clients.
- Green Hat – Unlike Script Kiddies, these hackers consider hacking to be serious and want to advance to the next level. They hone their expertise by visiting online message boards, where they can ask questions of more experienced hackers. There is a hacking community that often targets bad companies or set challenges. There is an on-going challenge to hack Telegram for example!