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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Leet Alphabet (Including Digraphs)

Leet (sometimes translated as "1337"), also known as eleet or leetspeak, is another alphabet in the combination of letters, numbers and symbols, for the English language but can be used with other languages including Filipino (or Tagalog) the official national language of the Philippines. Every other article about leet alphabet have a different graphical letter on the list of their letters, 'cause there's no official alphabet for 1337. Every leet alphabet on every other article, have their own version of graphical alphabet. A digraph are a pair of characters used together to represent a single sound that doesn't correspond to the normal values of the two or more characters combined, such as "oh" in English. Some languages including Filipino, digraph is considered an individual letter which means that they have their own place in the alphabet. The version of our leet alphabet are the only version that have included the digraphs of leet, such as CK, CKS, KW, PH and XX. These are the list of the graphical letters of our leet!
  • A: 4 or @ or /-\
  • B: }3 or |3
  • C: Ç or (
  • ck: }{ (as letter X)
  • cks: }{}{ (as double X)
  • D: |) or |}
  • E: 3
  • F: |?|-| (as digraph PH) or }= or |=
  • G: 6 or 9
  • H: |-|
  • I: 1 or | or !
  • J: _) or _| or _/ or `/ (or any graphical letter of Y)
  • K: |{ or |( or }?
  • kw: (,) (as letter Q)
  • L: 1 or |_ or |
  • M: /\/\ or /V\ or /v\
  • N: |\| or /\/ or /V
  • O: 0 (as zero) or () or ¤
  • P: |?
  • ph: }= (or any leet letter of F)

Monday, December 17, 2012

20 Steps to Writing and Reading in Leet

Learn to encode a text by substituting letters with numbers & symbols, adding or changing the suffix of the words therein, and abbreviating or shortening & misspelling them.
  1. Changing the alphabet, especially the vowels, with numbers & symbols. For example, the word "Leet" will be written as 1337. Just write in graphical text like emoticons, such as :) happy and :( sad smileys.
  2. Some new Leetspeakers write a text in right capitalization, such as '|'hè f!rs+ |è++èr !n +h!s sèn+ènçé !s b!9. But in leet, there's no capitalization! Whether there's a big and small letters on a word, such as \/\/o|2d. Unless it can understand by leetspeakers, it doesn't matter!
  3. There's no official alphabet. So, you can create your own style of graphical text. Just do not include (;) semicolon, ([) left and (]) right square brackets, (<) less and (>) greater-than signs because these can be the cause of error on some text editors.
  4. Misspelling a word, just make it sounds like the word that you're trying to imitate. Just like the letter S, mostly on plural suffix, can be replaced by Z, neither Z replaced by S. For example, HATS will become HATZ and QUIZ can spelled as QUIS. S and Z are parallel.
  5. One of the two pupular groups of 2 or 3 letters that parallel to a single letter or 2 letters, but still sounds as what as they are, is the CKS which is parallel to X or XX. But if it's just CK without the S, it is just parallel only to X. So, the word "rocks" can spelled as ROX or ROXX. But the singular word "hack" will be just HAX. Try to read "53Ç|{5", note that the Ç|{5 is sounds as }{.
  6. Likewise the second of the two popular groups of 2 letters which is parallel to a single letter. The PH who's parallel to letter F. For example, FEAR can spelled as PHEAR, and PHILIPPINES can be translated as FILIPPINES. Just remember to write it in Leet, in graphical text as 1337.
  7. Change the -ER suffix into -OR or -AH. For example, the word "hacker" may spelled as |-|4}{0|2, because HACK- is translated to HAX- and the -ER therein become -OR. The other word "master" will become MASTAH.
  8. You can remove a silent letter on any word. For example, you can write "wat" as WHAT, and "wen" as WHEN. Neither you can add a silent letter to any word as a pronunciation style, such as FHIRE, WHATER, YHIN and YHANG.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

What is Leet ("1337"), A.K.A. Eleet or Leetspeak

Do you sometime see a word written in the combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols even sometimes it doesn't have any single letter, like \/\/0|2|) on an online community, especially in an online gaming? Do you know what are the reasons why some people write a sentence or text in that way? When you see a word like that, mostly when you're using computer, it is a text written in Leet used by some online gamers, script kiddies, hackers, and some individuals such as adults. Leet or "1337", also known as eleet or leetspeak was originated as an encrypted or encoded text of a hacker. Maybe the words or sentence that these hackers want to encode was too complicated. It is mostly used for English language, but can also be used for other languages including Filipino or Tagalog.

Filipino ‘White Hat’ Hacker Written in Leet or '1337' (Edited)
One of many ways to write the title “Filipino ‘White Hat’ Hacker” in Leet or 1337.

Most people who have Leetspeaking are online gamers, specially the game's cheaters. But they don't know what is its real use for. They don't really care why they've using it! But the cause why they've doing it, is because it's just their practice and they just wanted it. There are also script kiddies who often uses Leet, just to show to the people who will going to read their message or comment, that they're a hacker. But in reality, they're not hackers but a skiddie. It is also used by some individuals just to hide a sensitive text which not good in the sight of a child, for those who has no capacity to guess what does they mean, such as @$$ and I'm pretty sure that you can guess that 1337 word if you're an adult. And last, the hackers who were originally used Leet! They still sometime use it to avoid search engines from catching the keywords of their public websites and public groups' news with their complicated message, comment, or announcement. But still, any other people can use Leet depend on their reason why they want it to use.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Seven Types of Computer Security Hackers

One of the most popular Internet users are a hacker. But do you know that there are many different types of computer security hackers? It's not because if someone is a hacker, means that this person is a hacker without classification. And the other rumored are just individuals who uses automated tools developed by a hacker, and not a hacker. For now, there are seven (real and not imaginary) types of hackers. And you can see those seven below, and may know if a script kiddie is a type of hacker:

  1. White hat hacker: An ethical hacker who have permitted by a company to find a vulnerability into their computer system and network or website, and secure it if they found some leak. They are also known as a “computer security expert”, sneakers, red teams, or tiger teams.
  2. Black hat hacker: A programmer who develops their own scripts or programs to crash or corrupt or to steal the information on the computer system or website of their target. For the cause of what they've done, they was titled as a "cracker".
  3. Grey hat hacker: Someone who hack websites and computer systems and networks without any single signed permission of their target, and if they found a vulnerability or bug, they may slightly attack it, and surely offer to the administrator to fix it for a small fee.
  4. Blue hat hacker: A hacker which employed outside the computer security of a company to find exploits on their products, so that they will be closed and avoid getting much problem in the coming future. Microsoft spelled the word “Blue Hat” without space as "BlueHat".
  5. Neophyte: A programmer that starting to studies how to hack a website or computer system and network, and doesn't have any classification yet. They are still in learning before they've claim themselves a classification, such as a white hat, black hat, grey hat, or blue hat.

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Meanings of Neophyte and Hacktivist

All of the programmers who have a strong understanding how computer and network work, which entering in the world of hacking, is titled as a neophyte (at hacking). It means that they are a new hacker without any classification yet and in learning before they claim themselves to a classification, such as white hat a computer security expert, black hat an evil side which also known as cracker, grey hat a combination of a white hat and a black hat, or blue hat which employed outside computer security confirming firms to bug test. And don't be confuse with a script kiddie, because a skiddie is not a hacker, but just pretending to be a hacker. A skid are doesn't have a proper understanding how computer systems and networks work, and no capacity to develop their own programs. Instead a neophyte, they are a programmer and can develop their own scripts and programs.

Anyone who finds weaknesses in a computer system or network to shout their social, religious, or political idea and issue, can be called as a hacktivist. Most of them are “cyber protesters” and involves website defacement or Denial-of-Service attacks. But still, in hacking community, anyone who uses automated tools such as scripts and programs developed by the other programmer, without proper understanding how it and a computer system and network work, is still a script kiddie. Hacktivists may defaced the website of their target, chance the visual of it, to a web page that they've developed with their message, and may warn their target that they will attack, mostly by DoS, the computer system of their target if their request ignored or did not granted.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

What are a Grey Hat and Blue Hat Hackers

A grey hat hacker is someone who act like a combination of a black hat and a white hat. These may hack into a computer system and network without signed permission, to notify the system or network's administrator that their system/network is vulnerable and then offer to repair it for a cost. And that's why they act both a white hat and black hat, because they're doing it for a good purpose but still hacking without signed permission for a company. So, that's why they was titled as “grey hat”.

Grey Hat and Blue Hat

A blue hat hacker is a computer security expert that are employed outside the computer security of a company to search a bug or used to bug test a system before a company lunch this tested system. They're looking for exploits on the systems, so that they can be closed, to avoid the problem get bigger. Usually, Microsoft uses the term "BlueHat", with the capital letters of B and H and no space, [ ] to refer a computer security professional that they invited to find a vulnerability of or to hack their products such as Windows, and to report it unto them.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

(A Unique,) Script Kiddie vs. Elite Hacker

A script kiddie, also known as skiddie and skid for short, are individuals who use scripts or programs developed by a real hacker, to run a cheat into online or offline games, and to attack or break the computer systems and networks, without the proper understanding how the automated tools that they've used work. Most skids are an easy gamer whom learn to search the hacks of the games that they want to cheat, with the help of the Internet. Then, for the cause of what they've hearing, they're learning to search different kinds of hacks, especially a hack for a website, mostly a Denial of Service. Skiddies often used Leet or 1337, also known as Leet speak, substituting letters with numbers and symbols, abbreviating a word, and substituting word's suffix with another suffix or adding suffix to a word, just to notice the readers that they're a hacker. But in fact, they're not, they are just a script kiddie.

An elite hacker is used to describe the most skilled hackers depend on their classification or type, such as white hat or black hat. They are experts in the line of their work, and can find another different way to hack or to secure a computer system and network. They are an experienced programmer that can developed a computer program or system, depend on their classification. They sometimes use Leet speak too, substituting, abbreviating or short cutting, adding, and encrypting the words in hacker's slang, like a looser grammar and loose spelling, to avoid search engines from catching keywords on their websites and groups' news. Even though they're the skillful hackers whom originate the Leet, they just use it, only if it's needed because they (basically) do not want the other people to knew that they're a hacker.