Ethical hacker wannabee!

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    • #4516

      Hello all, I am 15, I know C++ not loads but some and HTML. I took a cource in my school called the IT Diploma, so I am interested in computers and security systems. I have tried to look for a place to start but allways get things like, the basics then I have to buy the part where it shows the penetration, but I cant buy yet. I would like a place to start in the ethical hacking world, can anbody point me in the right direction? ty

    • #28259
      jason
      Participant

      You’re here. Read posts, check out some of the things that people are discussing, read some of the books that people are talking about.

    • #28260
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Welcome and I’m glad to see you’re choosing the ethical side at such a young age. Well done.

      How’s this for a start… read the pinned topics at the top of the Network Pen Testing Board:

      http://www.ethicalhacker.net/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,54/board,22.0/

      Don

    • #28261
      3PIL0GU3
      Participant

      It’s great having a dream and a passion, you just have to refine it now. Rule number 1 is you don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do you’ll get knockbacks throughout life but if you keep working towards what you want to be you will eventually succed

    • #28262
      UNIX
      Participant

      I recommend browsing through this and similar websites too, many useful resources and articles there. Buying some security-related books should help you to continue your path.

    • #28263
      Anonymous
      Participant

      There’s a lot to learn, and a ton of places to start.  I would build yourself a lab, you should be able to do it on any somewhat modern system.  And for cheap, even free.  (Walkthrough found here http://www.ethicalhacker.net/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,54/topic,4394.0/)  The lab provides ample test space for you to practice all kinds of things, and can be modified to your needs.

      If web testing strikes a fancy, maybe check out hackthissite.org, hellboundhackers.org or enigmagroup.org.  I should warn, those places can be filled with some jerks, but they have plenty of challenges to test yourself on or to learn new things.  I personally avoid the forums on those sites with all my strength.  (Much nicer/smarter people here at EH)

      All in all, in my opinion, step one is to learn about security as much as you can.  You don’t need to know how to do something to learn about what it is.

      Also, look around for some groups in your area, 2600, Defcon groups, hackerspaces, ISSA, etc.  I don’t know a lot, but I learn more everytime I hang around people smarter than me.  Not only will these connections help you to learn, but they can prove to be priceless when it comes time to find your first infosec job.

    • #28264
      4eyedgenius
      Participant

      Hi all! like EthicalHackerWanabee, I’m just a newbee! I just like to thank you all for the info. and the reading materials here. 😀
      Thank you Don! thanks to all! for now I will just focus on reading and learning the way of an Ethical Hacker, and hopelfully be a certified  😀
      Again, BIG THANKS!

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