My question is how do I start hacking. Basically if I want to learn or understand hacking what should be my starting point?
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.
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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]
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).
Start practicing—> http://www.hackthissite.org
AND, stay tuned to EW!
I think all that should help you in getting started.
Best of Luck,