Introduction: Look Like a Movie Hacker With Batch

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Today I'm going to be showing you how to look like a hacker, just like in the movies, with programs you probably already have, in only a couple simple steps, using a small batch file. Most of this probably won't require administrative permissions so you can do this anywhere. Don't worry, this is a harmless file.

Step 1: Materials

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The materials for this instructable are very basic.

* A Windows-based computer.
* Command Prompt
* Notepad

Step 2: Example & Useful Batch Commands

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@echo off makes it look like this:

instead of
C:\> echo Test


echo - Outputs text in the command prompt.

echo Test
would output the word Test in the window.

ping - Sends a small packet of data to a webserver, usually 32 bytes. Just type it like this: ping <ip or url>
I prefer to use IPs since they confuse the observer sometimes.

tree - Shows files and folders in a tree format.

Use tree <filepath> to show the treepaths of a specified folder.
I like to use tree C:\Windows\System32, because it has some interesting filenames to show. Once I have 'hacked' a system, I made it show the C:\ drive, to make it look like I was actually in.

cls - Clears the command window. Has no options, just type that in.

title - Sets the title of the command window to whatever you type after title.

color - Sets the color of the command background or text. It has a couple options, used like this: color <background color><text color>

0 = Black
1 = Blue
2 = Green
3 = Aqua
4 = Red
5 = Purple
6 = Yellow
7 = White
8 = Gray
9 = Light Blue
A = Light Green
B = Light Aqua
C = Light Red
D = Light Purple
E = Light Yellow
F = Bright White

And here's my code

@echo off
title Terminal
color A
echo Initializing svr_hack_var_passive...
tree C:\Windows\System32 /f
ping /n 15
echo Connected. Initializing svr_hack_var_active...
cd C:\Windows\system32
echo Target locked.
tree C:\Windows\System32 /f
echo Initializing proxy...
ping -n 2>nul
echo Disrupting services...
ping -n 2>nul
echo Disabling target...
ping -n 2>nul
ping -n 2>nul
ping -n 2>nul
ping -n 2>nul
ping -n 2>nul
echo Target systems disabled.
echo Disconnecting...
echo ___________________________
echo Intelligence gathered:
echo ___________________________
echo HASH: 1978382bd305e7ae7718993e2a117b26bb15b550
echo HEX: 32376130376532343731373839616465613264353336393466333966383561383335643331383364
ping -n 2>nul

This does the following:
Disables echo.
Set the window title to Terminal.
Changes the text color to green.
Clears the command prompt.
Outputs the text "Initializing svr_hack_var_passive..."
Prompts the user to press a key before continuing down the file.
Displays the contents of the System32 folder and all subfolders.
Pings Google with 32 bytes 15 times.
Outputs the text "Connected. Initializing svr_hack_var_active..."
Prompts the user to press a key before continuing down the file.
Shows the file/folder contents of the C:\ in a tree path.
Outputs the text "Initializing proxy..."
Pings the local host, basically used as a timer.
Outputs the text "Disrupting services..."
Waits a second.
Outputs the text "Disabling target..."
Waits several seconds.
Outputs the text "Target system disabled"
Outputs the text "Disconnecting."
Then it displays some phrases I converted with an online SHA-1 encryption service.
It waits a second, and prompts the user to press a key, then closing the window.

Which in action looks like:

Step 3: Make It Your Own!

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So, open up Notepad and using the previously mentioned commands, you should be able to develop your own file. When you're finished, go to File in the menu and select the filetype box. Set the type to All Files. Save it as a .bat file. You should now be able to run it by double-clicking. Test it out, and when you have it like you want it, show off your newfound 'hacking skills!'


Pratik Sonigra (author)2016-03-21

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sam.hendley.7 (author)2015-12-17

what if that is a hack to mess up your computer

EwanF1 (author)sam.hendley.72016-01-06

Its not haha ive just tried it

Jack Moran (author)2014-08-04

Tried it, Great work. Awesome prank!j

Krayzi99 (author)2012-10-13

Looks pretty cool.

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