Despite what you see in the movies, hackers aren’t like that. They are depicted in a very stereotypical way, and that image is not embedded into everyone’s head. There are a few misconceptions and myths about hackers and their demeanor. Today, we are going to bust them with facts.
Hackers work in a dark room
This is a complete myth. It is often portrayed that hackers are loners and they work alone in a small, dark room or a basement. The truth is that hackers can work from anywhere where there is an internet connection. They can have a laptop, log in to the Wi-Fi and do their thing. Hackers are also employed by many, and it is a working job.
Hacking is a crime
Although hacking is a crime if they are invading your privacy and stealing sensitive personal information, however, hacking is within the laws if you give consent to hackers. Many companies hire ethical hackers to find flaws in their systems to fortify them. Hackers are part of teams in various offices and are a legal job.
Hackers are working against the clock
This cannot be further from the truth because hacking is not an easy job. Sometimes it takes days if not weeks to get their job done. It is a time-consuming activity, and hackers make sure that the system is safe from malicious attacks and test their skills on software and cybersecurity.
Hackers can get your password
Your password is encrypted by the site you are logging in to. Passwords go through a lot of phases of encryption and its not easy breaking into your computer, and it is even harder to guess a password. However, it’s not impossible for them to hack your password.
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