TOOLS OF TRADE
A NETBUS VIEW
The most dangerous as well as mostt used by some crackers and hackers are RATS(remote administration tool).
what are rats
rats are trojans by which a hacker or cracker can do a variety of activities like
Download, upload, delete, and rename files
Open and close CD-ROM tray
Drop viruses and worms
Hack passwords, credit card numbers
View, kill, and start tasks in task manager
Hide desktop icons, taskbar and files
Randomly move and click mouse
Record sound with a connected microphone
Record video with a connected webcam
disable mouse and keyboards for few minutes
once a rat is installed in your system a hacker can do all the functions mentioned above.He can get your all account information.The most important thing is that he can even get the conversation happening inside your room.
if a hacker use RATS an ordinary user cannot get informations of him like ip address.
back orifice:it is the most dangerous among them.a hacker can make some programming changes in the back orifce and can make it undetectable to antivirus scanners.so that your antivirus regonise this an ordinary programme while hackers can do all buissness.
most antivirus dont recognise back orifice
netbus,subseven e.t.c are some other important RATS
how to get protected
the best way is dont get infected
1.dont execute any suspicious exe files sent via mail
if there is a RAT on your system they are hard to remove