maxyp wrote:This is basically your average noob's: where to start Q&A first post.
except I kinda know where to start and what to learn.
Start at https://www.google.com/ http://www.w3schools.com/ and http://www.youtube.com
google your questions
learn the tutorials for html, php, js and another language of your choice: (java, perl, C something, or ruby etc.)
watch how to videos for everything
maxyp wrote:What I would love to find would be a site, list of resources, some bored person etc. to explain the ins and outs of the myriad of languages, tools, exploits, lingo, history, and their personal experience using them.
maxyp wrote:The big ones here are history and personal experience. It seems to me that a good 60% of computer software has its source code origin in UNIX which was originally released around 1970. 40 years ago.
maxyp wrote:BSD vs System V
or security specific, the different flavors of BSD: open, free, net, dragonfly to name a few...
(how many of us noobs know the difference between openBSD and freeBSD? I had to look it up going into writing this, just to make sure. For those who dont know: openBSD is what The Lord My God uses and freeBSD is what steve jobs uses...)
maxyp wrote:I dont think you can really become a computer security expert without first understand the history behind the internet and IT security.
maxyp wrote:In conclusion:
My newbie question of the day to all you HTSfag's (read: HTS oldtimers) No. is this: Know any good resources for explaining these things, especially where they came from originally? Along with: Got any helpful or good stories from your experiances during the good ol' days? Finished by: Which IRC should I jump onto?
maxyp wrote:PS: any good computer history related or commandline/bash tutorials and related advice/know how would also be helpful.
You know, there are a lot more resources than just videos. In fact, the way I learn 99% of the time is to mess around with something for weeks, until I know it backwards, forwards, and sideways.
Well, yes. Many of them originated in classic Unix/Linux, however, almost all of the ones that did originate back then (if they're still around) have changed to such an extent, it's almost useless learning the old version of it. (Unless you're doing OS/Compiler/Networking design, then you NEED to look back)
BSD isn't as widely used in the hacking world as the *nix's are, I'd suggest researching those first, then researching more on BSD.
To a degree. You don't have to know that the Internet originated with ARPNet (or something similar) in order to be an expert in computer security, hell, you don't even need to know that Bill Gates helped Steve Woz and Steve Jobs complete their OS (and they returned the favor). You should however, read up on exploits in the past, as it helps you realize how many vulnerabilities there truly are, and how important computer security is. However, that's really the only reason to research the history on computer security. You will not get any insider information into the world of computer security by doing a massive history report on it.
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