Random Cyber Security Thoughts

Random Cyber Security Thoughts

Comments on Hacking.....

You firmly grab the axe with your dominant hand and repeatedly strike the object you want to hack.
Be aware that some objects are illegal to hack in most places, a person is an example of such an object.
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[–]LeRages 36 points 1 year ago
I love you.
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[–]PumpernickelPenguin 20 points 1 year ago
FIRMLY GRASP IT!
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[–]smogmog 3 points 1 year ago
can i also hack the internet like that?
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[–]katacarbix 4 points 1 year ago
this breaks the internet
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[–]bpovs 8 points 1 year ago
So does typing Google into Google. What's your point?
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[–]ToXic73 11 points 1 year ago
Well you have come to the right place (possibly /r/learntohack?) judging by your last comment in /r/hacking, well you can just search for hacking books, look at tutorials for some linux OS's, I recommend starting with Ubuntu, then move to more hack-based OS's like Backtrack or Kali Linux. Some good books for hacking, a bit advanced, is Hacking The art of exploitation, and also metasploit the penetration testers guide. There are lots of pre-made programs for hacking. I would recommend learning some programming languages (Python, Perl and then C and Java). It will help with making your own hacks.
Hope this helps, if not PM me.
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[–]crawhammond17[S] 5 points 1 year ago
Yes this helped a lot. Thanks!
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[–]BoobDetective 5 points 1 year ago
Buy it, read it, understand it. Skip nothing, and suck it in!
Good? Now go to town on Blowfish at www.smashthestack.org
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[–]ToXic73 6 points 1 year ago
Well, you dont exactly have to buy it :/
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[–]crawhammond17[S] 2 points 1 year ago
Thanks
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[–]Sinnedangel8027 1 point 1 year ago
Last time I was told to suck it in and go to town on blowfish I made $1300 a week working from home! Pm me for details!
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[–]jsr1693 0 points 1 year ago
/r/HowToHack
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[–]jappacappa 30 points 1 year ago
There is no beginner hacking.. Hacking are for pro's. html development are for beginners, then some css, perl, jquery etc.. Then visual basic and C#. Then Java, C, C++.. Then encryption and database management.. And then after many years of studying and learning (with exams and old teacher, can't really force yourself to learn everything yourself). THEN you can start "hacking".
Unless you talk about using someones software to "hack" other people, in that case hacking is as difficult as using Facebook and should not be called hacking in the first place. If it was easy everyone would do it.
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[–]Ben347 7 points 1 year ago
Perfect response, couldn't have said it better myself.
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[–]GoKartMozart 5 points 1 year ago
Yea, but what if he is elite?
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[–][deleted] 1 point 1 year ago
YEa, bUT wut if hE Iz 7331
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[–]chalushian 4 points 1 year ago
This isn't very true.
You CAN learn pen-testing with backtrack, and build off of that. "Now I can deploy exploits, let me google how to make my own."
It doesn't have to be such a dry ground-up approach.
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[–]jappacappa 2 points 1 year ago
I agree there is a balance between learning C++ and everything about memory management in linux and windows so you can make advanced root kits and buffer overflow exploits and learning to use software to do stuff like man in the middle attacks (lots of fun by the way), but a hacker in my opinion is the guy that has been programming for 20+ years and have a master in encryption/networks etc.. That's a real hacker..
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[–]Omnipresent_Walrus 1 point 1 year ago
I started on VB, am I doing it wrong?
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[–]jappacappa 2 points 1 year ago
no, any programming language is a good starting point. It's this big discussion about what language is "best", what is best to start with etc.. There is no best language to start with, nor is it a best language. The trick is to start loving programming and code. To come up with creative ideas and actually create solutions for yourself. It gives a great sense of mastery (and a high pay check in the future).
Create games, web sites, iphone apps what ever you want to make. Hacking means that you back in the day made a game using a database and found a flaw in your code, then you fixed it. Then a year later you see the same mistake on a public website and you know what to do to fix it or hack the site ;) That's how hackers are made.
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[–]jappacappa 2 points 1 year ago
or make viruses and backdoors and "evil" stuff. You'll learn a lot and it's great fun.. That's how I got started actually. Nothing wrong with making viruses if you only hack your friends, or it is, but you won't get caught so fuck it...
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[–]notarealfish 1 point 1 year ago
I would have to disagree and say there is beginner hacking, although I do agree that your way is the right way to enter the hacking field.
On smaller websites, mainly those being used for hobbies, not usually business or commercial sites, there are a number of attacks you can always partake in. Basic SQLi, stupid directory traversing to get unsecured data, some basic XSS, or even things like cookie hacks such as stealing or just changing thing such as session ids, user ids, or other vulnerable data.
When it comes to actual computer hacking rather than website manipulation, that requires quite a bit more knowledge, and that's where I would still recommend taking your path. I'm just letting you know that there are still things to start for "beginner hacking"
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[–]jappacappa 3 points 1 year ago
Well that is kind of my point, you can learn xxs hacking, man in the middle attacks and sql injection sure, but you should instead you should start with webpage design(session management), networking, sql data management and then the "hacking" part becomes intuitive and easy..
By knowing how sql works you'll understand sql injection, by learning network you understand man in the middle attacks, that is much better than skipping the difficult stuff and just learn the "easy" hacking part..
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[–]IceOnFire 3 points 1 year ago
What would you like to research into? Networking, system, website exploits?
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[–]crawhammond17[S] 2 points 1 year ago
Networking and website exploits.
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[–]IceOnFire 3 points 1 year ago
For starters, you can research into sql injection.
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[–]duncanmarshall 2 points 1 year ago
Become extremely competent with C programming, Java programming and the Linux operating system.
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[–]jainshas 2 points 8 months ago
I think you can start from here ...
http://www.crazylearner.org/learn-abc-of-ethical-hacking-or-how-can-we-hack/
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[–]WeAppreciateYou 1 point 8 months ago
I think you can start from here ... http://www.crazylearner.org/learn-abc-of-ethical-hacking-or-how-can-we-hack/
Nice. I really find that insightful.
I sincerely hope you have a great day.
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[–]Obi_Juan_Gonzales 2 points 1 year ago
http://opensecuritytraining.info/
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[–]fuchergood 1 point 1 year ago
The Hacking Exposed Series is a good intro
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[–]ddarkjedie 1 point 1 year ago
Go to school for programming/software development, and then come back here.
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[–]godsyoungerbrother 1 point 1 year ago
Start with basic programming, maybe simple stuff like Ruby/Python to get a hang of functions and dynamic programming, then move onto C/C++ and even Java is good start a full language. The best book I think (it is fairly advanced) is Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, by Jon Erickson (http://www.amazon.com/Hacking-Art-Exploitation-Jon-Erickson/dp/1593271441). You can find a pdf yourself, just Google. But the book has an explanation on reading the memory process of a program as well as computational and algorithmic thinking, it's really worth a read, even if it's over your head (as it was for me too haha)
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[–]crawhammond17[S] 3 points 1 year ago
I know Java and Turing really well (Turing isn't relevant I don't think)
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[–]ThelEnd 1 point 1 year ago
This isn't really a guide for hacking, but more so a guide to an overview of different types of the most common malware. What they do, what they are, etc.
http://lethemfind.us/community/topic/48-introduction-to-basic-hacking-methods/
Theres other topics that dive deeper into each specific type of malware outlined there, along with plenty of others. It should help you get a basic understanding & maybe get your feet wet with some good pointers.
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[–]pusheax_com 1 point 1 year ago
I would suggest you to learn following things:
Networking Basic.
Programming basic(Learn Python, C/C++ and asm).
Open source OS and software, Go with Linux like Debian.
Learn To use debugger.
For Web pentesting read owasp guide and get the book web application hacker handbook.
Must setup lab(vm?) and try to break the vm.
Must search on google .
I have wrote some hacking articles on my blog http://blog.pusheax.com you maybe intersted to. I am always happy to help if you are serious , so feel free to contact me if needed.
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