12 Simple Steps To Become A Hacker

Hacking is an engaging field but it is surely
not easy. To become a hacker one has to
have an attitude and curiosity of learning and
adapting new skills. You must have a deep
knowledge of computer systems,
programming languages, operating systems
and the journey of learning goes on and on.
Some people think that a hacker is always a
criminal and do illegal activities but they are
wrong. Actually many big companies hire
hackers to protect their systems and
information and are highly paid. We have
prepared a list of 12 most important steps
necessary to become a hacker, have a deeper
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1. Learn UNIX/LINUX
linux operating system
UNIX/LINUX is an open source operating
system which provides better security to
computer systems. It was first developed by
AT&T in Bell labs and contributed a lot in the
world of security. You should install LINUX
freely available open source versions on your
desktops as without learning UNIX/LINUX, it
is not possible to become a hacker.
Start Learning Linux
2. Code in C language
c programming
C programming is the base of learning UNIX/
LINUX as this operating system is coded in C
programming which makes it the most
powerful language as compared to other
programming languages. C language was
developed by Dennis Ritchie in late 1970’s. To
become a hacker you should master C
language.
3. Learn to code in more than one
Programming Language
programming languages
It is important for a person in the hacking
field to learn more than one programming.
There are many programming languages to
learn such as Python, JAVA, C++. Free eBooks,
tutorials are easily available online.
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Programming Languages
4. Learn Networking Concepts
computer networking
Another important and essential step to
become a hacker is to be good at networking
concepts and understanding how the
networks are created. You need to know the
differences between different types of
networks and must have a clear
understanding of TCP/ IP and UDP to exploit
vulnerabilities (loop holes) in system.
Understanding what LAN, WAN, VPN, Firewall
is also important.
You must have a clear understanding and use
of network tools such as Wireshark, NMAP for
packet analyzing, network scanning etc.
5. Learn More Than One Operating Systems
operating system
It is essential for a hacker to learn more than
one operating system. There are many other
Operating systems apart from Windows,
UNIX/LINUX etc. Every system has a loop hole,
hacker needs it to exploit it.
6. Learn Cryptography
cryptography encryption
To become a successful hacker you need to
master the art of cryptography. Encryption
and Decryption are important skills in
hacking. Encryption is widely done in several
aspects of information system security in
authentication, confidentiality and integrity
of data. Information on a network is in
encrypted form such as passwords. While
hacking a system, these encrypted codes
needs to be broken, which is called
decryption.
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Ophcrack
7. Learn more and more about hacking
hacking or hackers
Go through various tutorials, eBooks written
by experts in the field of hacking. In the field
of hacking, learning is never ending because
security changes every day with new updates
in systems.
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8. Experiment A Lot
experiment
After learning some concepts, sit and practice
them. Setup your own lab for experimental
purpose. You need a good computer system
to start with as some tools may require
powerful processor, RAM etc. Keep on Testing
and learning until you breach a system.
9. Write Vulnerability (Loop hole program)
hacking vulnerability
Vulnerability is the weakness, loop hole or
open door through which you enter the
system. Look for vulnerabilities by scanning
the system, network etc. Try to write your
own and exploit the system.
6 Most Common Password Cracking Methods
And Their Countermeasures
10. Contribute To Open Source Security
Projects
open source software
An open source computer security project
helps you a lot in polishing and testing your
hacking skills. It’s not a piece of cake to get it
done. Some organizations such as MOZILLA,
APACHE offer open source projects. Contribute
and be a part of them even if your
contribution is small, it will add a big value to
your field.
11. Continue never ending Learning
learning hacking
Learning is the key to success in the world of
hacking. Continuous learning and practicing
will make you the best hacker. Keep yourself
updated about security changes and learn
about new ways to exploit systems
12. Join Discussions and meet hackers
discussion
Most important for a hacker is to make a
community or join forums, discussions with
other hackers worldwide, so that they can
exchange and share their knowledge and
work as a team. Join Facebook groups related
to hacking where you can get more from
experts. http://www.facebook.com/BTtutorial
http://www.twitter.com/BTtutorial
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