Cracks, Script, and Exploits
Today we are going to talk about the bread and butter of the hacker world. Getting into the nitty gritty of what we are looking for. When you are working as a locksmith in Dayton, you need to know what tools are at your disposal. Because of that, we are going to review cracks, scripts, and exploits.
“A crack refers to the mean of achieving software cracking, for example, a stolen serial number or a tool that performs that act of cracking. Some of these tools are called keygen, patch, or loader. A keygen is a handmade product license generator that often offers the ability to generate legitimate licenses in your own name. A patch is a small computer program that modifies the machine code of another program. This has the advantage for a cracker to not include a large executable in a release when only a few bytes are changed. A loader modifies the startup flow of a program and does not remove the protection but circumvents it. A well-known example of a loader is a trainer used to cheat in games. Fairlight pointed out in one of their .nfo files that these type of cracks are not allowed for warez scene game releases. A nukewar has shown that the protection may not kick in at any point for it to be a valid crack.”
“In computer programming, a script is a program or sequence of instructions that is interpreted or carried out by another program rather than by the computer processor (as a compiled program is).”
“An exploit is the use of software, data, or commands to “exploit” a weakness in a computer system or program to carry out some form of malicious intent, such as a denial-of-service attack, Trojan horses, worms or viruses. The weakness in the system can be a bug, a glitch or simply a design vulnerability. A remote exploit exploits the security vulnerability without ever having prior access to the system. A local exploit needs prior access to the vulnerable system and usually, involves increasing the privileges of the user account running the exploit. Those who utilize exploits often use social engineering to gain critical information needed to access the system. Many crackers (or hackers) take pride in their knowledge of software exploits and post them to a website to share or boast with other crackers. “
While I can only brush up on each one of these, the best way to learn them is to open the code file in code blocks or notepad++ and fiddle with the code and see what happens, see what happens if you can cause an override or something like that, Then you will begin your journey properly and move from some hack in Dayton to who tey call for emergency locksmiths in Cincinnati.