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Where do I start?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:18 pm
by Xenith46
I'm currently working through the basic missions and trying to learn as much as I can but I have some questions for the more experienced people out there. Where do I learn more about hacking? I want to be a white hat in the future and I would like to learn as much as I can before I head off to college. Sites or books works. I'm already looking at The Shellcoder's Handbook vol. 2 which I believe will be helpful but anything helps.

Re: Where do I start?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:03 pm
by 000000ffffff
If you don't already know C and assembly, I would start there. Hacking is about thinking outside the box and circumventing your limits, but if you don't know where those limits are then what can you do, you know?

Learn C the Hard Way is a great book for that because it teaches you not only how to program in C but also why you do certain things, the answer usually being so that your program doesn't get broken.

Re: Where do I start?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:19 pm
by Xenith46
Thank you! I'm new to the whole hacking community so having someone answer my question within a day is great. Truly, thank you. My gratitude is unending.

Re: Where do I start?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:01 am
by Solus
Once you've practiced a bit with C & ASM, I'd recommend buying/borrowing the book "Hacking: The Art of Exploitation" by Jon Erickson; it covers the theory behind software exploits and has a tonne of sample code to get you actually using the theory.

Re: Where do I start?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:55 am
by Xenith46
Once again thank you. I look forward to learning so much from all of you hackers out there.

Re: Where do I start?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:50 am
by 000000ffffff
Hacking: The Art of Exploitation is a great book. Definitely second that recommendation.

No problem, man, welcome. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Re: Where do I start?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:32 am
by Microtized
Hey :D i'm new to, maybe we might be able to start together, i am trying to learn to use kali linux and john the ripper, so hit me up with a DM if your interested :)

-Microtized

Re: Where do I start?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:35 pm
by TechinOut
Microtized wrote:Hey :D i'm new to, maybe we might be able to start together, i am trying to learn to use kali linux and john the ripper, so hit me up with a DM if your interested :)

-Microtized


Hey Microtized,

I am also learning Linux so maybe we can team up and learn together. Right now I am trying to figure out how to scan a machine for vulnerabilities using nmap with proxychains, but I don't think the proxies want to work.