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Cyber Security Tutorial: A Step-by-Step Guide


What is Cybersecurity?

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Cyber Security for Beginners

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How to Become a Cybersecurity Engineer?

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What is Ethical Hacking?

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What is Penetration Testing?: A Step-by-Step Guide

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What Is SQL Injection: How to Prevent SQL Injection

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How to Become an Ethical Hacker?

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What Is a Firewall and Why Is It Vital?

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The Complete Know-How on the

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A Definitive Guide to Learn the SHA 256 Algorithm

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What Is a Ransomware Attack and How Can You Prevent It?

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A Look at the Top 5 Programming Languages for Hacking

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The Most Informative Guide on What Is an IP Address?

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The Best Ethical Hacking + Cybersecurity Books

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10 Types of Cyber Attacks You Should Be Aware in 2022

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The Top Computer Hacks of All Time

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Top 6 Cyber Security Jobs in 2022

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The Best Guide to The Top Cybersecurity Interview Questions

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What Is a Brute Force Attack and How to Protect Our Data Against It?

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The Top 8 Cybersecurity Skills You Must Have

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Your Guide to Choose the Best Operating System Between Parrot OS vs. Kali Linux

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All You Need to Know About Parrot Security OS

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The Best and Easiest Way to Understand What Is a VPN

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What Is NMap? A Comprehensive Tutorial for Network Mapping

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What Is Google Dorking? Your Way to Becoming the Best Google Hacker

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Your Best Guide to a Successful Cyber Security Career Path

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The Value of Python in Ethical Hacking and a Password Cracking Tutorial

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The Best Guide to Understand What Is TCP/IP Model?

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What Are Keyloggers and Its Effect on Our Devices?

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Best Guide to Understand the Importance of What Is Subnetting

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Your Guide to What Is 5G and How It Works

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How to Crack Passwords and Strengthen Your Credentials Against Brute-Force

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A Look at ‘What Is Metasploitable’, a Hacker’s Playground Based on Ubuntu Virtual Machines

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One-Stop Guide to Understanding What Is Distance Vector Routing?

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Best Walkthrough for Understanding the Networking Commands

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Best Guide to Understanding the Operation of Stop-and-Wait Protocol

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The Best Guide to Understanding the Working and Importance of Go-Back-N ARQ Protocol

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What Are Digital Signatures: A Thorough Guide Into Cryptographic Authentication

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The Best Spotify Data Analysis Project You Need to Know

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A One-Stop Solution Guide to Understand Data Structure and Algorithm Complexity

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Your One-Stop Guide ‘On How Does the Internet Work?’

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An Introduction to Circuit Switching and Packet Switching

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One-Stop Guide to Understanding What Is Network Topology?

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A Deep Dive Into Cross-Site Scripting and Its Significance

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The Best Walkthrough on What Is DHCP and Its Working

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A Complete Look at What a Proxy Is, Along With the Working of the Proxy Server

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A Detailed Guide to Understanding What Identity and Access Management Is

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The Best Guide to Understanding the Working and Effects of Sliding Window Protocol

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The Best Guide That You’ll Ever Need to Understand Typescript and Express

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Express REST API

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All You Need to Know About Express JS Middleware

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An Absolute Guide to Know Everything on Expressions in C

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A Definitive Guide on How to Create a Strong Password

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Ubuntu vs. Debian: A Look at Beginner Friendly Linux Distribution

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Your One-Stop Guide to Learn Command Prompt Hacks

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Best Walkthrough to Understand the Difference Between IPv4 and IPv6

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What Is Kali NetHunter? A Deep Dive Into the Hackbox for Android

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A Perfect Guide That Explains the Differences Between a Hub and a Switch

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The Best Guide to Help You Understand What Is Network Security

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What Is CIDR? And Its Importance in the Networking Domain

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Your One-Stop Guide to Learn Command Prompt Hacks

For Windows operating systems, Command Prompt (CMD) application is an irreplaceable part of work. Many of us know about the Command Prompt tool, but some of us are only aware of its various useful applications and command tasks it can perform. This tutorial on 'Command Prompt Hacks' covers some of the most used tricks that will show us the application of Command Prompt. 

What Is Command Prompt?


The Command Prompt is a graphical interface used to access the system's administrative settings using the CMD commands. It works in the command line interpreter format to read the commands and then execute them. 

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The CMD commands are used to troubleshoot network connections in the system, maintain system security, and are also applicable for administrative tasks, just by using single-line commands. In this tutorial on 'Command Prompt Hacks', you will understand some of the command hacks.

Next, you will see how you can access the Command Prompt tool.

How to Open Command Prompt?

Many of you are already familiar with accessing the CMD tool, but those who are fairly new to the application can follow these steps to access the Command Prompt window,

Method 1

  • Click on the windows key/Click on the search box.
  • Type CMD in the search box and press enter.


Method 2

  • Click on the windows key/Click on the search box.
  • Type 'Run' in the search box, and enter.
  • Then type CMD in the Run tool and press 'OK.'


Now, move on to the main heading of this tutorial on 'Command Prompt Hacks.'

Command Prompt Hacks

Below mentioned tricks are some of the commands that allow the user to experience the usefulness of the Command Prompt tool. Now, take a look at them in detail.

1. How to Create a Hidden Folder?

Often, you need some secure folders, where you can save your private data and information that is not accessible to others, but using the hidden option in the file manager is sometimes unreliable.


This problem can be solved using the command line, which allows you to create a non-edited, deleted, or moved folder and only accessible to the creator, and this can be done by using the command - md aux\.

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2. How to Hide a Folder?

Using the command line, you can easily hide a file or a folder, which can be done by typing the following command, attrib +h +s +r folder_name, and pressing Enter.


Use the following command, attrib -h -s -r folder_name, to make the folder visible again.


3. Open Command Prompt From Any Folder

Click on the address bar in the folder, type CMD, and press Enter.



4. Change the Title of the Command Prompt

You can change the title of the Command Prompt Window using the command title window_title_name.

Default Title


After Change


5. Change the Prompt of the Command Prompt

If you want the prompt to display the prompt of your choice, you can type the following command,

prompt prompt_name $G and press Enter.


The $G in the command represents the greater-than sign (>).

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6. Open Any Site From the Prompt Window

Command Prompt allows you to open any website directly by using the command line in the interpreter, i.e., start www.website_name.com and press Enter to execute the command.


7. Access the IP Address of Any Website

To access the IP address of a website, you can directly do so by using ping www.website_name.com and pressing Enter to execute the command.


8. Shutdown System Using Command Prompt

Now that you are used to the command prompt tool, you will end this tutorial on 'Command Prompt Hacks' with the most suitable trick, i.e., using the command line to shut down the system or to restart the system.

Shutdown the system - shutdown -s


To restart the system - shutdown -r


You can also add a time constraint and message box to make it more interactive in this command.


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In this tutorial on Command Prompt Hacks, you understood the working of Windows Command Prompt and how it allows its user to perform advanced tasks in the system.

You also learned various command hacks for the Command Prompt, which would make anyone feel like professional users.

To learn more about topics related to network security and the system's advanced features, you can refer to Simplilearn's Cyber Security Expert course, and Windows Command Prompt allows us to perform much more complex tasks in the system just by using a simple command line.

Do you have any questions related to this tutorial on Command Prompt Hacks? If yes, feel free to mention them in the comment section at the bottom of this page. Our team will help you solve your queries ASAP.

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