KthProg wrote:I would say I'm still not a hacker, but I started really attempting to become one in the last week or so.
Awesome, keep at it. From knowing you first handed, I am just going to lay this out there. You have potential, and a lot of it. I personally think you need more of a switch in the way you act, and also accept that being wrong or not having a full understanding of something is just another opportunity to learn from others, when they let you know you are wrong. I remember when every mod on the forums was telling you that you had been wrong about something and you was being 2 stubborn to stop arguing your side and actually take that chance to learn. We hackers, would never pass up a chance to learn something from someone whom is more knowledgeable than us in a field, when the chance is there.
I remember having a conversation about you, and was going to "Take you under my wing", and try and teach you some stuff you might not know, and try to actually help you start thinking and acting like a hacker. I decided not to, based purely that I believe you would try to belittle me on certain subjects, argue, and become stubborn.
Just keep learning, you are actually becoming better around here.
KthProg wrote:And for why I just like the competition.
It's one programmer vs. another -- Can you write a program that I can't compromise? -- basically.
It's not about competition.
Hacking and programming usually go hand in hand, but I wouldn't quite put them in the same field.
KthProg wrote:I'm interested a lot in peoples motivation, maybe their advice, their reasoning and of course their history.
Motivation: Knowledge of how everything works, and how everything breaks; that's what motivates me.
Advice: Again, back to the top "Maybe their advice", you shouldn't use the word "maybe", you should have simply put "their advice", or even "their advice, if they would like to share it".
The way you worded it, shows that you would or would not care if they gave you advice either way. However, putting that statement there, shows me you really do want some advice, and not just "maybe" want their advice.
Reasoning/History: When I was growing up, I heard a story about my uncle. He was said to have hacked into NSA. He was only a young teen at the time, maybe 14-15, and the next morning, he almost got v&, but luckily got away with a warning after he dumped his computer in the water. This inspired me to learn. I started out on youtube with stupid searches like "How to make a trojan", which showed nothing about trojans at all lol (It was a bunch of batch files, running the shutdown command). I still liked the idea, and made a batch script on my USB. Basically when I plugged the USB into the computer and ran one file, it would copy itself to the start folder two times (windows), and then shutdown the computer. Basically when you logged back in, it would copy itself two more times, and shutdown the computer, rendering you unable to login. That was what I would call my "first hack". Next it moved onto more messed up stuff with the delete command in cmd.
KthProg wrote:Also what type of hacker do you consider yourself.
Websites & Applications. I really like the use of SQLi & XSS.