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While looking for something else, I discovered that Google (of course) knows what people are trying to hack lately:

 
Agreed, this information is not overly useful.  These hacks are basically on the opposite end of the threat scale from the over-hyped "Advanced Persistent Threat" (APT).  Let's call it the "Basic Sporadic Annoyance" (BSA), just to come up with a new acronym :).

The BSAs still tell us though what "average" wannabe hackers seem to be interested in breaking into, namely: websites, online games, wifi and phones.  Cars, pacemakers, fridges and power plants are not on the list, suggesting that these targets are apparently not yet "popular" enough.

Being fully aware of the "filter bubble" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filter_bubble we had several people try the same search, and they largely got the same result. Looks like Facebook really IS currently the main wannabe hacker target.  But Facebook don't need to worry all that much. Because if you just type "How to h", then the suggestions reveal that other problems are even more prominent than "hacking Facebook":

If your results (of the "how to hack" query, not the latter one) differ significantly, please share in the comments below.  Updated to add: Thanks, we have enough samples now :)
 

Daniel

367 Posts
ISC Handler
How to h
how to have sex (apparently a lot of people still aren't sure)
how to hit the quan (honestly I did not know so I googled it - some new dance)
how to hack
how to hard boil an egg (get an egg timer!!)

How to hack
how to hack
how to hack an instagram
how to hack wifi
how to hack a phone

No one cares about Facebook in my "bubble"

But searches related to how to hack listed
how to hack wifi
how to hack a vending machine
how to hack a facebook account
how to hack passwords
how to hack computers
how to hack a website
how to hack facebook
how to hack a facebook password
Anonymous
It could be interesting to compare suggestions based on the language/area:

Comment hacker...
Comment hacker un compte facebook
Comment hacker
Comment hacker un wifi
Comment hacker un compte dofus

¿cómo hackear...
¿cómo hackear facebook
¿cómo hackear une cuenta de facebook
¿cómo hackear wifi
¿cómo hackear une cuenta de tuenti

Facebook looks very popular... not surprising!
Xme

448 Posts
ISC Handler
-google.nl;

normal session(chrome);
how to hack wifi
how to hack wifi password
how to hack facebook
how to hack clash of clans

incognito session(chrome);
how to hack agar.io
how to hack wifi
how to hack clash of clans
how to hack whatsapp

-google.com;

normal session(chrome);
how to hack wifi
how to hack a facebook
how to hack an instagram
how to hack clash of clans

incognito session(chrome);
how to hack wifi
how to hack agar.io
how to hack clash of clans
how to hack a website


Different google tld's give mostly the same results, except in a different order
Mindfart

1 Posts
Results here are similar to the others, including the "quan" result, plus a "kik. No facebook, however.

Typing in "how to" gets this list of what could be mutually exclusive ideas:

how to
how to ideas
how to masterbate
how to get pregnant
how to lose weight

Typing in "how to " (the list changes when you add the space character):
how to
how to make
how to ideas
how to tie a tie
how to make out

how to h
how to hack
how to how to
how to have sex
how to hit the quan

how to hack
how to hack wifi
how to hack a phone
how to hack someones kik
Anonymous
Some in Dutch, simply as reference:

hoe hack je
hoe hack je iemand op msp
hoe hack je een spel
hoe hack je minecraft

Msp seems to be MovieStarPlanet, "MovieStarPlanet is a social online universe where each player is a movie star."

Hoe hack je een spel: how to hack a game

If we look up "hoe hack ik" ("how do I hack") we get different results similar to this blog post:
hoe hack ik
hoe hack ik een facebook account
hoe hack ik een website
hoe hack ik iemand zijn facebook
hoe hack ik een pc

Here, Facebook is even listed twice! Guess this Facebook thing is really popular ;-)
bartblaze

5 Posts
Safari from iPhone got a few different results than others listed

how to hack snapchat
how to hack wifi
how to hack a vending machine
how to hack passwords
how to hack a phone

and with private browsing

how to hack wifi
how to hack clash of clans
how to hack into wifi
how to hack someones phone
how to hack instagram
bartblaze
12 Posts

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