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    So, actually, you don't want to learn how to become a white hat/ethical hacker at all then. You just want to break into social media accounts. Well, you ain't gonna get any help from DaniWeb. [Read the rules](https://www.daniweb.com/welcome/rules): Do not ask for help to pursue any illegal activity including, but … Read More

  • Ethical hacking is not necessarily a bad thing but we have no way of knowing if that is your intention. Actually >how to access social media accounts like facebook, watspp etc. I think we *can* make some reasonable assumptions as to your intentions. Read More

  • > i think all of you don't understand what i mean? Any possible miscommunication involved would be on your end, not ours, so the problem would be you not writing what you meant rather than us not "undertanding" what you meant. However, I sincerely doubt there has been a miscommunication. … Read More

  • > that would probably be a misuse of FaceBook terms of services. Good point. OK, revise to... > i am just curious how to access social media accounts like facebook, watspp etc. with the users' AND Facebook's, Whatsapp's, etc.'s permission in order to help them prevent unethical hackers from breaking … Read More

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    There are plenty of ways to 'learn hacking' and, as a student of information technology, you should be well aware of these. If not, then ask your tutors who will be glad to point you in the right direction. To get you along your way, see https://uk.sans.org/courses/penetration-testing However, if what … Read More

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Can you please be clearer on what you mean by "ethical hacking"? It sounds like an oxymoron to me and the word, hack, has been so horribly misused in recent years as to be practically meaningless.

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Hacking is just like anything else. It can be used for good or evil. Of course, the definition of "good" and "evil" will vary from person to person. Is WikiLeaks good or evil? Was it good or evil to hack into DNC computers? Could it be good in the right hands and evil in the wrong hands? Your mileage may vary. When I think of "ethical hacking", I think of what Hillary and the Pentagon, etc. DIDN'T do. They didn't hire an "ethical hacker" to try to break into their systems and because of that, "evil" hackers were able to because they did not hire the ethical hackers to break in and then beef up security based on that. It's sort of like "ethical terrorism". The good guys (let's just for the sake of argument say that the good guys are the cops and the US military and the TSA) sneak guns on board of an airplane to prove it can be done, then they hopefully teach the screeners how they did it so the bad guys can't do it for real. Google "Red Cell".

So "ethical hacking" will generally mean being invited/hired by a firm and told "Try to break into our system". You dust off the old Metasploit DVD, login as root with the password "password", and charge them ten thousand dollars for a lecture on why they shouldn't use that password. It's quite lucrative work if you can get it.

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The problem is that, from a technical point of view, there is no difference between ethical hacking and the other kind. It's sort of like asking someone to show you how to build an ethical bomb. I don't think this is the place to get that sort of advice.

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i am just curious how to access social media accounts like facebook, watspp etc.
i want to learn simple method of hacking.

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Someone will let you have it next.
And there we have it.
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So, actually, you don't want to learn how to become a white hat/ethical hacker at all then. You just want to break into social media accounts.

Well, you ain't gonna get any help from DaniWeb. Read the rules: Do not ask for help to pursue any illegal activity including, but not limited to, hacking and spamming

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@hinaraees I'll show you what you need to know. Just send me your Facebook login and password and I'll send you everything you need!

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Better yet, just post it here so all of us can contribute.
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I keep falling for these threads. I'm like Charlie Brown with Lucy and the football. For some reason, despite all my life experience that tells me that the OP is unserious, I want to believe that THIS TIME it's someone who just needs a nudge in the right direction.

It does bring up a strange phenomenon in my mind. Why the need to somehow get societal approval for your mischief? This term "ethical hacking" is a legitimate term when used as described above (penetration testing with the goal of FIXING security problems as opposed to exploiting them) and it's understandable that people in this legitimate field want to consider themselves ethical.

I get confused when someone who wants to do plain-old hacking to break into Facebook accounts somehow feels the need to be labeled as "ethical". I'm seeing it more and more and it seems to be some new psychological trend. You don't see car thieves who only steal cars wih unlocked doors asking for an "ethics" medal. Old-school hackers would have never expected to be called "ethical hackers". Stop me before I go on a "kids these days" rant extolling the hackers of yesteryear.

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hehe, I feel the same pain
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i think all of you don't understand what i mean?
is ethical hacking is bad thing?

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Ethical hacking is not necessarily a bad thing but we have no way of knowing if that is your intention. Actually

how to access social media accounts like facebook, watspp etc.

I think we can make some reasonable assumptions as to your intentions.

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i think all of you don't understand what i mean?

Any possible miscommunication involved would be on your end, not ours, so the problem would be you not writing what you meant rather than us not "undertanding" what you meant. However, I sincerely doubt there has been a miscommunication. You've accidentally communicated what was on your mind. Your attempt to fool us into believing you were interested in "ethical hacking" failed. Just calling a spade a spade here. It's hard to imagine anyone interested in Ethical Hacking would phrase things as you did.

is ethical hacking is bad thing?

"Ethical X" for any activity X is not a "bad thing" by the very definition of "ethical". Any activity X can be subdivided into two disjoint sets: "Not Ethical X" or "Ethical X". The union of these two sets is X. Opinions of whether to put an action into "Ethical X" or "Non-Ethical X" will vary depending on a person's morals, and there may be some gray areas. RProffitt is placing "Hit someone with a wrench until they tell you the password" into "Non-Ethical Hacking", whereas Jack Bauer might believe that gaining that password will prevent a nuclear bomb from exploding and thus put that action into the "Ethical Hacking" category. There are some activities X's where "Ethical X" would seem to be an empty set, or an oxymoron as Jim put it. Get enough booze flowing and someone will find some scenario where even the most horrific X might be justified (ie drowning an infant might be OK because what if you could invent a time machine and kill Adolf Hitler while he was still a baby). But this is all irrelevant for this thread because you just want to learn how to hack. You'll have to search your own morality to decide whether that's "ethical" or not, but it's certainly not "Ethical Hacking" as the industry defines it.

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i am just curious how to access social media accounts like facebook, watspp etc.

"Unethical hacking"

i am just curious how to access social media accounts like facebook, watspp etc. with the users' permission in order to help them prevent unethical hackers from breaking into their accounts.

"Ethical hacking"

You said the former, not the latter.

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Nicely explained.
I understood this.
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i am just curious how to access social media accounts like facebook, watspp etc. with the users' permission in order to help them prevent unethical hackers from breaking into their accounts.

Even if ethical, that would probably be a misuse of FaceBook terms of services. There are projects, like BugCrowd, which allows you to hack into a service, limiting the activity to specific targets requested by the owner and following specific rules: non disclosure & co. Facebook partecipates to that, and usually pays bounties through their system. So, if you are really interested check it out: https://bugcrowd.com/

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that would probably be a misuse of FaceBook terms of services.

Good point. OK, revise to...

i am just curious how to access social media accounts like facebook, watspp etc. with the users' AND Facebook's, Whatsapp's, etc.'s permission in order to help them prevent unethical hackers from breaking into their accounts.

And the more you drill down, you would probably need even more entities' permission. The whole hacking culture would seem to go against asking for permission in the first place, since they would consider Facebook as part of the problem. Thus small-e "ethics" i.e. personal morality versus official "Ethical Hacking" certifications. The hacker community has never been too impressed with official certifications, degrees, and certainly not the law, though there has always been a sense of morality and a code of conduct. It's long been my sense that the problem with Ethical Hacking is that they're stuck following the law and contracts and patents and copyrights and User Agreements, etc. You'll only find the real vulnerabilities if you ignore all that, just like you can't find the vulnerabilities of a physical location if you aren't willing to trespass, etc. like a real burglar or terrorist would.

I have to believe that it would be incredibly ethical to hack into Twitter, change Donald Trump's password so he could no longer access it, and tweet messages of love, peace, and inclusion from his account.

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yes miscommunication is from my side As i am not very fimiliar with English language.
i am student of information technology. and i feel interest in hacking so i post here.
there are many people who misuse social media Facebook etc. There are terrorist also. i think there is no bad thing in order to hack their accounts .
and there is no way to learn hacking.
its ok

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There are plenty of ways to 'learn hacking' and, as a student of information technology, you should be well aware of these. If not, then ask your tutors who will be glad to point you in the right direction.

To get you along your way, see https://uk.sans.org/courses/penetration-testing

However, if what you really want are pointers to places online where you can learn how to commit illegal acts then see my earlier post: that. ain't. happening. here.

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