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What is the point of Hack This Site?

Post by Kookerus on Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:18 am
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is it to teach security? because it would make sense if it was to teach hacking, but then it goes off about privacy?
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Re: What is the point of Hack This Site?

Post by limdis on Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:37 am
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From the home page: wrote:Hack This Site is a free, safe and legal training ground for hackers to test and expand their hacking skills. More than just another hacker wargames site, we are a living, breathing community with many active projects in development, with a vast selection of hacking articles and a huge forum where users can discuss hacking, network security, and just about everything.


From our Introduction: wrote:Hack This Site is a free training ground for users to test and expand their hacking skills. Our community is dedicated to facilitating an open learning environment by providing a series of hacking challenges, articles, resources, and discussion of the latest happenings in hacker culture.




Kookerus wrote:...but then it goes off about privacy?

wat?
"The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear..."
"Drink all the booze, hack all the things."
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Re: What is the point of Hack This Site?

Post by FlyingWarrior on Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:33 pm
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By understanding how exploits work and individual can use those skills to better secure their own systems. This site allows for its members to be taught flaws and ways systems can be exploited to get you thinking creatively and fully understanding how to test your own websites/systems against common attacks used by unethical hackers.
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Re: What is the point of Hack This Site?

Post by Kookerus on Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:33 pm
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limdis wrote:wat?

change the theme to christmas, at the top of the page it says to stop cispa. isnt hacking about destroying privacy?
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Re: What is the point of Hack This Site?

Post by 0phidian on Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:07 pm
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Kookerus wrote: change the theme to christmas, at the top of the page it says to stop cispa.

A little early to start celebrating christmas.
Kookerus wrote:isnt hacking about destroying privacy?

No. Hacking is like a tool it can be used all kinds of ways. In some cases yes it can destroy privacy, for instance the NSA using a javascript exploit to find people on tor. As far as learning to do this though what better way to protect your own privacy than to learn how to break it. Similarly the purpose of a learning a martial art is probably not to go around beating the crap outta peoples. It can be about exercise, self-defense, competition ect. In general this site also teaches the hacker mindset, thinking out site the box and finding clever solutions to problems, and provides a community of people with similiar interests.
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