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¨°ºôºCatch a hackerºôº°¨

This is one of the facts about
hackers that is not very
comforting. Even after you
take precautions to prevent
further attacks, unless you
thoroughly clean off the
hacker's little access files - he
can still easily access your
system. Another not so nice
fact is that, unless you really
learn (or already know) about
computer systems, you
probably will not either be able
to detect, or stop the hacker.
You can, however, get help.
This is when you need to say, "I
need an IP specialist, to catch a
Tracing The Hacker's IP Address
A number of software
programs are available now -
through the Internet, that will
enable you to trace a hacker's
IP address to a geographical
address. Remember, though,
that hackers often borrow
other computers (usually
unknown to the owner), and
do their computer crimes
hacking from there. So, before
you take any action against
someone you think it might be,
it is better to let the proper
authorities handle it.One free
program that you might use in
order to learn of the hacker's
IP address is Netstat.
This Windows program will
enable you to see exactly what
the hacker does - tracing
everything. It also shows you
the status of all of your ports,
and other statistics.
Catching Them Red-Handed
Basically once there is a hacker
attack, you have two options.
The first is to shut your system
down, and give your computer
to a lab to be able to collect
the necessary evidence. Apart
from the aforementioned
programs, if you do much to
the computer yourself - you
could be destroying the very
evidence you need to track a
hacker. Of course, if you have
not already backed up your
data elsewhere, this option
may not be available to you.
Remember that a hacker can
only be prosecuted using the
evidence on other people's
computers. A second course of
action would be to act as if
nothing had taken place, and
move your sensitive data to
another computer. By leaving
it alone, and letting the hacker
continue, more evidence can
be collected against him until
there is a solid case. Knowing
this fact about how to catch a
hacker is very important.
Besides needing an IP address,
you must also learn the ISP
from which the attack comes.
Port 43 will give you data
about the IP and the ISP.
Software is available that can
tell you these things, and you
can also learn about it by going
to a whois directory. Then,
with this information, you can
contact the Webmaster of the
ISP, and hopefully, get it
Each of us needs to take some
serious precautions about
preventing our own computers
from being broken into (as
much as possible). With the
software and firewalls that are
currently available, perhaps
you will never need to be one
who cries out, "I need a
specialist, to catch a hacker".
After you get the necessary
programs to make your
computer safer, be sure to
keep it updated, and prevent
computer crimes hacking.

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