For information purposes
- there are many sites on the Internet today offering
all kinds of stuff for free. (Some genuine sites and
some illegal sites).
Shareware, Freeware and evaluation software are all
programs which can be downloaded for you to test to
see whether you like it or not - before you buy
the full product, however, some sites offer all this
stuff already hacked and cracked and ready for use
and all you have to do is simply download it without
ever having to register. These sites may also offer
downloadable zip files called cracks for software/games
and when applied, render the software fully functional
without you having to register or buy the product.
Some sites offer information in relation to security/cracking/phreaking
etc..and whether you download what they offer or use that
information is up to you, but they take no responsibility
for your actions and neither do WE!
Below are a few terms that you may come across while
surfing such sites:
A phreak is someone who breaks into the telephone network
illegally, usually to make FREE phone calls or to tap phone
lines. The term is now sometimes used to include anyone who
breaks or tries to break the security of any network.
A typical phreak is usually equipped with a specially-made
box designed to fool the network in some way or another. Different
boxes of different colours are used for different phreak approaches.
For example: A black box allows you to make free calls from
a home phone; a red box to make free calls on a pay phone;
and the infamous blue box provides complete control over the
A sniffer is a wire-tap devices which plugs into computer
networks and eavesdrops on the network traffic. A sniffing
program lets someone listen in on computer conversations.
Sniffing programs have been around for a long time in two
forms. Commercial sniffers are used to help maintain networks.
Underground sniffers are used to break into computers.
Brute force (also known as brute force cracking) is a
method used to decode encrypted data such as passwords or
Data Encryption Standard keys. This works by trying many/every
possible combination of numbers/characters. Brute force can
be a time-consuming approach depending on the number of characters
that need decoding to start with. Sometimes a number of computers
are used by several different people in the process of brute
force cracking, simply lessening the time it takes to get
Crackers are often mistakenly called hackers. Crackers
are people who seek to crack or gain unauthorized access to
computers, typically to do malicious things e.g. to steal
credit card information or crash the computer. Crackers might
do this by writing a virus, worm, or Trojan horse. Alternatively,
they may just exploit weaknesses in the computer's operating
system in order to gain entry. Many crackers will install
a backdoor which allows the cracker to remote control your
computer over the internet, such as to distribute unsavoury
information or perform a denial of service attack (Nuke/Nuking)
against somebody else.
When used PROPERLY, this term refers to a clever breed
of supposedly good guys who are talented computer programmers.
They enjoy solving challenging problems or exploring the capabilities
of computers. True hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and
look down upon the illegal and immoral activity of crackers
(defined above). When the media uses hackers to describe virus
authors or computer criminals who commit theft or vandalism,
it is not only incorrect but can also be insulting to true
Warez and Crack Sites
There are many Warez(The term referring to Pirated Software)and
Crack Sites on the Net, most of them usually offer the following:
|Serial Numbers for
|Small Zip files that
when applied to a demo/evaluation software run
the program permanently, so you never have to
buy the software.
|Key Gens which generate
a registered key for software to remove the evaluation/demo
restrictions so you don't have to buy it.
|Not strictly warez
or crack sites but often listed within the warez
- Full Downloads. So you don't need to buy the
|Full Downloads of
Cracked games, so you don't have to buy the original.
|Usually Movies of
an explicit nature to download or the latest Cinema
Pre/Releases in DIVX Format.
to gain access to paid for access pornographic
Apart from most of the sites being illegal, when surfing
these kinds of sites you end up getting loads of pop-ups
windows that just take over and link you into other
sites. You end up going around in circles or tricked
into voting for them before they give you access to
these files and most of the time end up getting knowhere.
There are also many Ftp sites that are used for these
kinds of downloads/software/games etc..and file uploading
of anything you might think they may wish to swap
with you. etc...
information purposes here are a few Sites that you
may or may not find interesting:
- Underground Search Engine and Loads of information
on Security Issues
Hack - Security Information Overload