Hackers in Hollywood blockbusters are often portrayed as lonesome predators who spend their days in a dark room eating pizza and being nasty. The act of hacking does not necessarily take the form in which we picture it. So, with that in mind let me dispel some common misconceptions about hacking.
Black-hat hacking brings in more money
It’s tough to find out how much money black-hat hackers make because of the low likelihood that anybody associated with them would want to talk about their income. At first glance, it may seem like a good idea to perpetrate cybercrime because of the high potential rewards and little probability of being caught. I don’t believe there are many instances of black hats pulling off a major grab, however. They’ll be terrified of being discovered and ruining everything.
White-hat hackers, on the other hand, earn an average of $86,533 annually in the United States, according to research by the job site Glassdoor. This is because hacking is an increasingly scarce ability. You may make more than $120,000 annually if you master this field. Without always worrying about being discovered.
Hackers can hack everything
The influence of hackers is rather weak. Hackers in Motion pictures seem like they can hack anything with only a few keystrokes. Major facilities like universities and power plants are now entirely dependent on the internet for their operations. There would be total anarchy if that were the case. In fact, hackers often use a wide variety of techniques and entry points. It takes time to investigate such flaws. It’s quite unlikely that you’ll really discover anything, and most attempts will be fruitless.
All hackers are tech geniuses
Hollywood tends to glamorize the hacking method by showing the hacker using complicated-looking software and mysterious characters that appear on the screen at breakneck speed. Everyone who hacks must be a master of technology. White-hat hackers, in actuality, conduct the bulk of their work in rather unremarkable-looking web apps and other technology. A command-line interface is the most ‘complicated’ seeming hacking tool you could encounter.
If you’re interested in hacking, you don’t have to be an IT specialist, but a basic understanding of computer engineering or networking wouldn’t hurt. You can learn the ropes and become reasonably proficient in less than a year without investing in pricey or complex software.
They only go after the big fish
When we hear of a breach of security or problem, it generally involves a large company or a widely used piece of software. However, this does not imply that home computers or even medium-sized businesses are exempt. Many smaller companies have been hit by cybercriminals, who have stolen sensitive data including customer names, addresses, and credit card details, or wreaked havoc on their infrastructures.
Malware and spyware may steal information from public computers and mobile devices, but they can also be used to blackmail victims into paying ransom by blocking access to their private devices.