Being able to hack into something without software is a skill that is both extremely useful and extremely dangerous if in the wrong hands. Normally, hackers need certain tools (i.e software) to access data that would otherwise take either a long time to gain access to or would be inaccessible in general. Though these tools speed up the process significantly, if a hacker were to find themselves in a position where they became dependent on these tools, they would be in a serious bind. Software, on the back end, is a series of instructions being sent to the processor, it is only an application after all.
If a hacker were to understand what those instructions were and was able to recreate that process without the use of a software, they could virtually hack any machine from most anywhere so long as they had a working terminal. Let’s begin with the benefits of hacking without software.
Where There’s a Link, There’s a Way
Not being dependent on software to hack into a terminal means that wherever a hacker finds access to internet is a place for them to hack into their desired device. Furthermore, they will not even need their own personal machine for the job, so long as they can find a computer, they can manage. In other words, hacking becomes more portable and more versatile when a hacker does not find themselves bound to software in order to do it.
Data Can be Backed Up from Lost or Stolen Devices
Personal data is precious to everybody. Nobody wants a random person gaining access to their private moments, memories, and events. However, in the event that a person loses a device with such personal data on it, it’s almost the same as handing their personal data over to whoever can find it. However, having the ability to hack without software means that if a hacker loses their phone on the go, they can rush to the nearest internet cafe and backup and erase the data on their phones by hacking straight into it. Furthermore, they can access phone features like the phone’s camera, microphone, speaker, and vibrator. Using this access, a hacker can send messages to the finder of their lost phone or the thief of the stolen phone to return it.
You Know When You’re Being Seen
Another benefit of knowing hacking without software is that when a hacker learns how to hack into something on a fundamental level, they understand the footprints that the methods leave behind and can look for those in their own data to identify whether or not they are being monitored by somebody else. Being able to surpass a security system tells you the weak points of that system, giving you the ability to fortify your own from such a breach. In other words, by being able to hack into something using fundamental skills, a hacker is able to better understand their own vulnerability to being hacked in the same way and can protect themselves better.