Literature Review On Ethical Hacking

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REVIEW ON ETHICAL HACKING: A SECURITY ASSESSMENT TOOL TO AUDIT AND SECURE WEB ENABLED APPLICATIONS Ankush D. Patil1, Aishwarya S. Patil2 1Asistant professor, Information Technology, JDIET Yavatmal, author1@email.com 2B.E student, Information Technology, JDIET Yavatmal, ashspatil15@gmail.com ABSTRACT During the development of the Internet, computer security has become a major concern for different industries, businesses and Governments. The organizations use the Internet for electronic commerce, advertising, information distribution and access, and other pursuits, but they are worried about the possibility of being "hacked”. One effect to this state of relationships is term as Ethical Hacking which attempts to increase security defences…show more content…
The vast growth of Internet has brought many good things like electronic commerce, email, easy access to vast stores of reference material etc. More and more computers get connected to the Internet, wireless devices and networks are booming.As, with most industrial advances, there is also other face: illegal hackers who will secretly steal the organization’s information and transmit it to the open internet. These types of hackers are called black hat hackers. There is also a dark side of web and web technological advancements in form of “Criminal Hackers” that are posing a threat to websites and web related services as well as corporate activities. The number of these hackers are increasing while the resources available to law-enforcement agencies are also increasing, but at a much slower rate. So, the hackers are clearly winning the battle with law-enforcement agencies, which are must content themselves with investigating and prosecuting the most spectacular cases. So, to overcome from these major issues, another category of hackers came into existence and these hackers are termed as ethical hackers or white hat hackers. So, this paper describes ethical hackers, their skills and how they go about helping their customers and plug up security holes. Ethical hackers perform the hacks as security tests for their systems. This type of hacking is always legal and trustworthy. In other terms ethical hacking is the…show more content…
They would neither damage the target systems nor steal information. Instead, they would evaluate the target system’s security and report back to the owners with the vulnerabilities they found and instructions for how to remedy them. Ethical hacking is a way of doing a security assessment. Like all other assessments an ethical hack is a random sample and passing an ethical hack doesn’t mean there are no security issues. An ethical hack’s results is a exhaustive description of the findings as well as a proof that a hacker with a definite amount of time and skills is or isn’t able to successfully attack a system or get access to certain information. Ethical hacking can be categorized as a security consideration, a kind of training, a test for the security of an information technology
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