Hacker Speak

    Date03 Apr 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    4709
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Don't know a buffer overflow from a script kiddie? Here's your guide to understanding all the talk about computer security. Hackers and members of the Internet security industry, like workers in other specialty trades, have their own form of shop talk. . . . Don't know a buffer overflow from a script kiddie? Here's your guide to understanding all the talk about computer security. Hackers and members of the Internet security industry, like workers in other specialty trades, have their own form of shop talk. The following is an abbreviated list of catch phrases and euphemisms used by hackers and security professionals.

    Back Orifice: A tool written by the well-known hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow to provide a simple yet powerful way for hackers to control a computer from afar. The latest version, Back Orifice 2000, can be used to take over virtually any Windows PC. But first the hacker must trick the PC's user into accepting a Trojan horse, a program that appears benign but actually contains a hidden Back Orifice server. Once Back Orifice is installed, a hacker can do a range of things, from pranks such as changing the look of your screen to more serious breaches such as stealing your passwords.

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