anthrax_postman

Want to learn to hack

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Ok being a newbie is hard because you tend to do stupid things and mess up. I hope that writing this isn't one of em...

Ok I'm a newbie and I want to be a good hacker. I don't know where to start. Hacking is such a large field that when you first come into the scene you're overwhelmed with information. So could anyone out there help me out with finding a starting point for hacking? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. Edited by anthrax_postman

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depends... you should read alot.

start out by learning some programming... read alot of shizzle and have fun.

learn about tcp/ip and all that stuff. The more you know the better.

the best thing you can do is hang around the forums and try learning from others. ASK QUESTIONS!

remember hacking is an endless journey.

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READ then when your eyes bleed and blood runs from your ears read some more... then you will have a knowlege base to work off of and then look around you.

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[quote name='ZeBoEz' date='Feb 16 2006, 03:45 PM']READ  then when your eyes bleed and blood runs from your ears read some more... then you will have a knowlege base to work off of and then look around you.
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hmmmm brings me back... anyways I agree, whenever you come to a point where you have simply no solution to the your problem, just leave it there. And come back to fix it when you have the kowledge.. grr mispelled! cowledge? COWEDGE... no wait the knowledge :D

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I think this would be a good site to start with, they have alot of beginner knowledge about many of the common programming languages, as well as TCP/IP information. Check it out. Like those above said, make friends with a library.

www.w3schools.com

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Thanks everyone that was really enlightening. What programming lanuguages should I learn? I know HTML and CSS.

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well, im learning (liberty) basic because its just that :D

also, how long did it take you to learn html/css, because i'm skipping between that and basic Edited by Divo

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HTML and CSS are not exactly programming lanuages. I image most will say learn Perl for quick scripting jobs, PHP for some cool web apps (I've yet to touch Ruby, some day maybe), and C/C++ for lower level apps.

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Figure out what youre most interested in.
Me, I personally like Social Engineering, Retail hacking, and other things that are related to computers that would be done in public.

Just dive right in!


EDIT: Oh and uh, read some stuff on the way. Edited by matt

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[color=red]C++[/color] :( take this from another nuub, [color=red]C++ [/color]is evil. Im starting with [color=red]Python[/color] :)

Isn't [color=red]C++[/color] a little advanced for a person without programming skills?

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[quote]C++ a little advanced for a person without programming skills?[/quote]

If you know one then learning another language can be relatavly simple.
Its a case of working out how its written, syntax and so on.
Thats why when you learn anything and more so programing you take baby steps. Some people pick things up more then others and its really key to work out how you learn best. Once you crack that you can eat right through the boring parts. (IMO) Edited by Belial

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I have started with C++ and i think it is not hard as people thought.. ( not much more harder than other languages ) Just study hard..

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[quote name='atrum_callidus' date='Feb 24 2006, 09:15 AM']I have started with C++ and i think it is not hard as people thought.. ( not much more harder than other languages ) Just study hard..
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Actually I found a fat old javascript book in my room. I'm gonna learn javascript first then maybe if I'm still up to it I'll take C++

Thanks to everyone for there help...

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[quote name='Snippet' date='Feb 24 2006, 05:44 AM'][color=red]C++[/color] :(  take this from another nuub, [color=red]C++ [/color]is evil. Im starting with [color=red]Python[/color] :)

Isn't [color=red]C++[/color] a little advanced for a person without programming skills?
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hey if i can dive straight in and learn C, so can you! just read up.

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erm...... i've started learning to become a hacker and so far i think you should start learning python because itz so easy to grasp. i also think learning php and javascript should help you alot. any wayz here are some linkz

EDIT by STANKDAWG: NO WAREZ!

[quote]2. PIRATED CONTENT / COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL / WAREZ
Do not post or link to pirated software, copyrighted audio files, copyrighted books, and other material to which you do not own redistribution rights. You are allowed to discuss filesharing on the forums and even talk about specific filenames you've seen online, but uploading or linking to such material is not allowed. If you link to a site with free content, then it is your responsibility to ensure that the site is of a reputable nature and not just a distribution point for pirated material. If it appears to the moderating team that your intent in linking to a site is the distribution of pirated content, then you are in violation of this rule. [/quote]

keep reading ;)

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i'd much rather buy books if i were you, but that's just me.

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Before all the penguin people try to turn the newbies into linux heads, Let me say something. There is nothing wrong with windows. Exploits and such are found on it all the time. You dont need linux to be a "uber 1337 h4x0r". Open source aint shit if you dont understand whats going on. Try getting deep into windows.

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wanna play rock, paper, scissors on that :D

nah really I agree... in order to be succesful it often requires knowledge (or cowledge :wacko: ) in many different OS' ... try learning how to use them all. also good luck on your programming.

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[quote name='anthrax_postman' date='Feb 28 2006, 01:09 PM']What is python? What is it used for?
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[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_programming_language"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_programming_language[/url]

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Wow I never see python brought up in "how do I hack" threads. I decided to learn Python a long time ago and everyone flamed me with "screw python learn perl" and all the other types of flaming. I'm glad to see people picking up python, I think it's a great language and is rather easy to pick up. Incase none of you have noticed (which I'm sure you all have) The python website is full of tutorials, manuals, and other information to get you started.

I also agree that you should READ READ READ READ. Read all you can and what you can. And don't be afraid to ask questions, but when you do check google first, then search the forum for other posts about it. There's nothing more annoying than the 8th posting of the same thread. Good luck to you guys with your python learning.

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