Where or how did you learn how to hack?

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Where or how did you learn how to hack?

Post by DrRoach on Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:16 am
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I know a few different computer langauges but I still dont have much of an idea how to hack a webpage so where did you guys learn? Was it just through knowledge of how languages work? or did you find a website like this one that gave tutorials on how to find exploits and explained them?
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Re: Where or how did you learn how to hack?

Post by 0phidian on Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:04 pm
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I already knew some programming and basic IT stuff. So first I found some awesome site called hackthissite.org ;). Then I read Jon Erickson's "Hacking the art of exploitation". Then I started playing around with the tools in backtrack, figured out how they worked and started writing my own.

-- Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:08 pm --

I also took some security classes at my univerity, but they were suck. Unless you're a complete beginner avoid college security classes they are a waste of time, or at least in my experience.
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Re: Where or how did you learn how to hack?

Post by limdis on Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:50 pm
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Learned through intense curiosity driven research. You won't find everything you need to know from one place, you have to look everywhere. It's why I hate arguments like "w3schools vs (whoever)". My first hack was breaking the parental controls on our home network. After that I found HTS. If you want to learn bad enough you will find your answers, or go off the beaten path and figure things out on your own. 8-)
"The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear..."
"Drink all the booze, hack all the things."
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