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A Manual, For Code Hooking

By Asher Dolev

Code hooking is a type of computer program that actually covers a range of different techniques. These techniques are used to alter the behaviour of an operating system or of the software applications that may be getting used within the operating system. This process works by intercepting the messages or cell functions that are being passed between the different component parts of the software. The code that intercepts this information is known as a hook, hence the name of this process.

This hooking process is used for a range of different purposes, which includes extending the functions and also debugging the system. This system may be used to intercept the events of the mouse or the keyboard prior to them getting to the application.

It is possible for this hooking process to be used in a malicious manner. This process can be used as fake programs and they have the ability to be invisible and this allows them to operate on the back of other programs. The malicious hooking systems are available in two different methods which are commonly known as wallhack and rootkits. These systems work by the hook being inserted into software which is already operating. This hooking system can be used as a tactic prior to the application actually starting.

The process of hooking can take place through a physical form of modification. This form of hooking happens through a style of reverse engineering. This form of hooking tends to be used as a intercepting process in order to replace or monitor them.

Some hooking processes happens through runtime modification and this method involves entering the operating system when it is being operated. This will take place as long as it has been given permission to enter onto the system.

The hooking process that takes place through keyboard events tends to uses Microsoft Windows in order to operate. This process uses the net framework, which is part of Microsoft.

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