Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 6 months ago

Do you have to be smart to be a computer hacker?

3 Answers

  • 6 months ago
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    Most of the "hacks" you hear about come are a result of social engineering. It isn't because hackers are breaking into super secure networks. They rely on humans to give them access and/or information. So if you're good at manipulating and convincing people, you can "hack". However, if you really want to understand what you're doing and not just be a script kiddie as ∅ says, it really helps to have an understanding of computer security, networking, etc.

  • Lv 7
    6 months ago


    but not if you just want to be a script kiddie.

  • .
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Not especially. Most of the hackers just get some strangers to grant them remote access to their PCs. That's what the fake helpline scammers do.

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