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My question is how do I start hacking. Basically if I want to learn or understand hacking what should be my starting point?
Posted by Tanishq
Asked on May 10, 2015 2:08 PM
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I would sincerely advise to practice , practice and practice.. To be a successful hacker , you will need lots of practice. Hackers fail many times over.
Also, to be a good hacker , patience is the key.

Posted by Nimish Mishra
Answered On May 10, 2015 8:20 PM
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Hey Tanishq,

here are some things that you should ask yourself before you want to become a hacker:-

1) White hat, grey hat, or black hat, what do you wanna be? [THIS ANSWER DOES NOT PROMOTE BLACK HAT OR GREY HAT]
2) What do you want to hack:- Networks, Encryptions, Hardware electronics, or webapps,.
3) How much coding do you know?

Once you have answered all the questions listed above honestly, I believe that the path should be as follows:-

You should try to master atleast 1 networking, 1 Query, and 1 scripting lanuage (Php, SQL, Jquery and Python can come handy).
Then you should improve your knowledge about various types of encryptions, electronics, protocols, etc.
Learn to debug, it will help you spot vulnerabilities in programs faster, which you can then exploite to hack.

Start practicing—> http://www.hackthissite.org

Brush up your knowledge —> http://hackaday.com/ | https://www.hackthissite.org/blog | http://thehackernews.com/

Improve your programming skills —> http://www.w3schools.com | http://www.codecademy.com/ | udacity.com etc etc….

AND, stay tuned to EW!

I think all that should help you in getting started.

Best of Luck,
WORK FOR GOOD CAUSE,
Your friends,
Apurva Nagar & EW Team.

Posted by Apurva Nagar
Answered On May 10, 2015 2:26 PM