VvGHOSTvV wrote:In my honest opinion you should start with by getting a Linux system. Get use to how linux operates and learn the commands and how a shell works. After you get use to everything get BackTrack5. It comes built in with a lot of helpful "pentesting" tools that are very useful. Learn how the tools work, what they do, ect. Take time to not just USE the tools, but actually LEARN from them. You may also want to look into getting a network adapter with packet injection. Toy around with the free tools and get to know what hacking is all about. That is how to start being a hacker, IMHO!
DrRoach wrote:but if you really want to know what's going on I wouldn't use backtrack or anything like that when you're learning because you can fall into the trap of just relying on the tools and never bothering to learn about what's going on or how it's working
Goatboy wrote:Everyone seems to have this idea that hacking means breaking into websites. Why not start with C? Or Ruby? Or skip programming and read about filesystems? Or Linux? Since hacking is such an ambiguous thing, there's really no clear route to take. If you wanna focus on web security, go for the good server-side languages. For applications, go for C/C++. For electronics, Arduino.
centip3de wrote:C would be a terrible starting place. Alright, well, not terrible, but in this day and age it sure as hell wouldn't be doing them any favor.
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Goatboy wrote:Oh, that's simple. All you need to do is dedicate many years of your life to studying security.
-Ninjex- wrote:I am personally the type of person who likes to walk around in pampers with a binky in my mouth
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