Picture Yourself Becoming a Hacker Now (Beginner’s Guide)

Make no mistake, the knowledge of hacking is different from a hacker. A hacker is a person, not the skill. And the use of any knowledge is a personal choice and that choice isn’t universal. The same way some politicians are corrupt, some hackers are corrupt. The same way some politicians are good, some hackers are good also. You may be a Satoshi Nakamoto or an Albert Gonzalez, it is your choice. There is nothing wrong with the hacker knowledge. It is all about you.

Abanikanda
Aug 16, 2019 · 23 min read

What You’ll Learn

Why Hardwork is the Key to Success

Unlike other professions, cybersecurity evolves so fast as whatever you’re taught today may be less useful tomorrow.

Types of Hackers And Why They Hack

1 — Ethical Hacker

2 — Black-Hat Hacker

3 — Grey Hat Hacker

4 — Script Kiddies

5 — Blue Hat Hackers

6 — Hacktivists

Why Hackers Are the Liberators and the Defenders of the Internet? And Why You Should Buy Their Philosophies?

Hackers: The Internet’s Immune System

1 — Hackers Believe Knowledge Should Be Granted to Every Human at No Cost Because They Believe Best Work Comes From Global Curation

2 — Hackers Love to Promote Decentralization of Power Because They Believe Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

3 — Hackers Are Meritocratic, They Respect Your Value, Not Your Age, Race or Gender

A malicious hacking or you break the law or you make a slushy blunder, you might be the next criminal hacker behind bars. And if these clever guys could have become FBI most wanted, who else won’t?

Check the list of the current FBI most wanted cybercriminals and here is a brief history you can learn from.

1 — Dark Dante

2 — Albert Gonzalez

3 — Cracka

4 — Max Ray ‘Iceman’ Butler

5 — Astra

6 — Jonathan James

You can also check the list of the current cybersecurity legend and here is a shortlist of some hacking legends you can also emulate.

1 — Jeff Moss

2 — Nicholas Allegra

3 — Kevin Mitnick

4 — Steve Wozniak

5 — Linus Torvalds

How to Make Money Hacking And Not Getting Arrested By the Police (Without a College Degree)

1 — Teach Cybersecurity

2 — Participate in Bug Bounty Programs

#3. Write Software Security

Hacking is if Twitter permits 140 characters, a hacker would think of how to go beyond that, and nobody teaches you that in school.

Problems With Chat Rooms That Promise To Make You a Hacker in 24 Hours (How Not to Become a Script Kiddy)

But what you become with that is a script kiddy and it is dangerous (How Not to Become a Script Kiddy).

1 — Learn How to Build Sophisticated Hacking Weapons

2 — A script kiddy unknowingly gives away his personal information when using (but malicious) scripts he downloads from the internet

3 — A script kiddy might be convicted of an unintended cybercrime

How to Become a Hacker

Even though tough work is required to become an elite hacker, learning to hack is quite simple because it depends on your brain and your ability to operate a computer and study a lot. So, you have less to worry about. In this section, I’ll share with you the basic knowledge every new hacker should learn and how to set up your hacking lab (for a beginner). Let’s proceed.

1 — Learn How to Code

2 — Keep Yourself Private

3 — Interact with Command Prompt & Use Linux Operating System

4 — Understand Networking and Security Concepts & Database Management Systems

I think it depends on you, where you want to start. But, here are the three sections of hacking and their programming dialects.

#1. Web Hacking and Pentesting

#2. Exploit Writing

#3. Reverse Engineering

How to Set Up Your Hacking Lab (Beginner’s Lab)

1 — Purchase a Responsive Laptop

2 — Rent a Quiet Space

3 — Set Up a Virtual Machine on Your PC

4 — Download Kali and Run It on VM

5 — Download Windows OS and Run Them on VM

6 — Download Metasploitable

7 — Download Old Applications

Textbooks For New Hackers (With Other Hacking Books)

Who to Follow on Twitter

Also, realize that there are many websites and social media pages out there you may follow in order to keep yourself informed about and fed with everything happening in the cyberworld. “And if I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” — Issac Newton

How to Break Into Hacking With No Experience When All You Got is Passion

Get to Know the Difference Between Traditional Ethical Hacker and Hacker-Powered Security

1 — Company’s Ethical Hacker

2 — Bug Bounty Hunter

How to Become a Company’s Ethical Hacker With Little Experience (Cybersecurity Internship)

How to Become a Bug Bounty Hunter With Little Experience (All You Need: Email Address)

#1. Bugcrowd

#2. HackerOne

#3. Vulnerability-Lab

#4. BountyFactory

#5. Synack

#6. Google

#7. Facebook

#8. Amazon

#9. GitHub & Microsoft

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Abanikanda

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Interested in connectivity, decentralization and trust minimization. I’m a student. MechE/CyberSec.

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A collection of write-ups from the best hackers in the world on topics ranging from bug bounties and CTFs to vulnhub machines, hardware challenges and real life encounters. In a nutshell, we are the largest InfoSec publication on Medium. Maintained by Hackrew

Abanikanda

Written by

Interested in connectivity, decentralization and trust minimization. I’m a student. MechE/CyberSec.

InfoSec Write-ups

A collection of write-ups from the best hackers in the world on topics ranging from bug bounties and CTFs to vulnhub machines, hardware challenges and real life encounters. In a nutshell, we are the largest InfoSec publication on Medium. Maintained by Hackrew

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