Section 6 - Hacking Help

Here you will be able to find help on general hacking in Uplink.

6.1 - Bank Hacking

Despite the risks involved, hacking a Bank is relatively easy. As long as you are fast, by following this guide you should have no problems. Before you start, you will need to know an Account Number at the bank you want to hack, your Uplink Bank Account number, and the IP of Uplink International Bank.

1. Connect to the bank, with InterNIC as your first bounce, and bypass the monitor and proxy with Level 5 Bypassers.
2. Break into the account you want to steal from, using the account number as the user name, and the password breaker to get the password. You should not have a trace on you because of the monitor bypass.
3. Enter the transfer screen and transfer money to your Uplink bank account
4. Delete the Statement logs from the account you stole from saying you just transferred money.
5. Connect to Uplink bank, log into your account, bypass monitor and proxy then delete the log saying you received money
6. Connect to InterNIC and delete the bounce logs.
7. Start Spending. You don't have to wait before you can spend the money you just stole.

Note that once you have a password of an account, you don't need the monitor bypass to access it, the bank doesn't trace normal account entries.

6.2 - General Tips

If you have to use a Proxy/Firewall disabler, start it before doing anything else. Wait for the trace to start before proceeding. That way you won't be waiting for it to finish while your clock ticks down and you are in the system.

Don't bother with the Dictionary Hacker; it is a waste of time. Stick with the Password Breaker.

When buying Software, only buy the highest version. If you can't afford the highest, do a couple more jobs until you can. This way you will save your self the trouble and money of upgrading later on. This is especially important with LAN software, as LAN security varies slightly, and there is no guarantee that v1 software will work on even the simplest of LANs.

If you can afford it, buy the Proxy and Firewall Bypass instead of Disable. It may be more expensive, but it will make your life a lot easier.

Don't waste time while doing a job. Anything else you have to do can wait until a job is finished.

Always clear your logs as soon as you have done the mission. If you leave them, you will likely forget and be caught.

ALWAYS keep an eye on your Trace Tracker when doing a job.