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An Ethical Hacker must have these skills...

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Post Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:05 pm

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Post Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:20 am

Re: An Ethical Hacker must have these skills...

Chris,
Well done, I will capture some of them in here
<quote from Chris URL>

1. Solid background in Operating Systems (Admin level experience in
Windows/*nix - preferably with some certs in this area such as an MCSE,
RHCE, SCSA, etc)
2. Solid background in Networking (Admin level experience - preferably
with some certs in this area such as a CCNA/CCNP)
3. Solid background in Programming (comfortable with languages like C,
Perl, Python, Ruby, SQL, etc - some documented work on an open source project might be a good resume stuffer for this)
<end of quote>


That's what i like about security it consolidates the above knowledge together or it makes you think out of the box if i can use this words in here. that is think differently about the systems/networks/applications you are trying to run/manage. In brief it is approcable from all different angles, just work your way through from the angle you love most
RHCE, GIAC GCIH.
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Post Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:56 am

Re: An Ethical Hacker must have these skills...

ChrisG,

thanks for the link, nice to know the time I've spent as an admin, writing wobbly little apps isn't going to waste ;)
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Post Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:36 am

Re: An Ethical Hacker must have these skills...

pseud0 wrote:Necessary ethical hacker skills, the starter edition:
TCP/IP
OS basics for M$ and the *IX distro of your choice
Internal network basics (switches, hubs, firewalls)
A sense of humor (preferably dirty but manic is also acceptable)
External network basics (routing, IP, interaction with internal networks, etc)
Relationship between services, ports, and how exploits work
Washboard abs
Some familiarity with coding (not expert, but can muddle through)
Understanding of general web application construction (front/back end, etc)
A WOW account (maybe EverQuest if you roll like that)
Some level of business sense (need to explain business impact of your findings)
A comfort level with your skin tone being 3 shades more pasty than your racial peers


Washboard abs?!  Well, that disqualifies almost everyone I know in IT.  :)  The skin complexion though?  Got that one nailed...
Poking at security since 1986.  +++ATH
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Post Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:41 am

Re: An Ethical Hacker must have these skills...

rance wrote:Washboard abs?!  Well, that disqualifies almost everyone I know in IT.  :)  The skin complexion though?  Got that one nailed...


I'm probably a bad hacker because I don't have a WoW account or an EverQuest account. lol
Put that in your pipe and grep it!
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LSOChris

Post Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:12 pm

Re: An Ethical Hacker must have these skills...

shawal wrote:Chris,
Well done, I will capture some of them in here
<quote from Chris URL>

1. Solid background in Operating Systems (Admin level experience in
Windows/*nix - preferably with some certs in this area such as an MCSE,
RHCE, SCSA, etc)
2. Solid background in Networking (Admin level experience - preferably
with some certs in this area such as a CCNA/CCNP)
3. Solid background in Programming (comfortable with languages like C,
Perl, Python, Ruby, SQL, etc - some documented work on an open source project might be a good resume stuffer for this)
<end of quote>


That's what i like about security it consolidates the above knowledge together or it makes you think out of the box if i can use this words in here. that is think differently about the systems/networks/applications you are trying to run/manage. In brief it is approcable from all different angles, just work your way through from the angle you love most


glad you like it, that post was by the founder of LearnSecurityOnline.com Joe McCray
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Post Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:57 am

Re: An Ethical Hacker must have these skills...

eth3real wrote:
rance wrote:Washboard abs?!  Well, that disqualifies almost everyone I know in IT.  :)  The skin complexion though?  Got that one nailed...


I'm probably a bad hacker because I don't have a WoW account or an EverQuest account. lol


Does CS Count?

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Post Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:20 pm

Re: An Ethical Hacker must have these skills...

pseud0 wrote:A sense of humor (preferably dirty but manic is also acceptable)
Washboard abs
A WOW account (maybe EverQuest if you roll like that)
A comfort level with your skin tone being 3 shades more pasty than your racial peers


ahahahahaaaa

nice :)
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Post Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:40 am

Re: An Ethical Hacker must have these skills...

shawal wrote:The Penetration field is quite deep and wide


Thanks for making my day....  ;D
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Post Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:18 pm

Re: An Ethical Hacker must have these skills...

bigtone82 wrote:I'm completing my MCSA at the moment for my position here and theN i'm going to go into CCNA training, get some switches/routers and set up a virtual network.  In the meantime, work with linux at home and get a handle on the OS and go from there I think.


Bit of late input here and you may already know of this, but check out GNS3 - http://www.gns3.net/ . As the site says, it's a graphical network simulator. There's a few of these floating around and they're excellent for practising your network skills without shelling out for actual physical kit. Hope this is helpful.

Rob
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http://robmongoose.blogspot.com/
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Post Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:18 am

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RobMongoose wrote:check out GNS3 - http://www.gns3.net/


Rob,

cheers for the link. Haven't come across this in the past, I've used (and paid for) Boson Netsim which is decent. I'm downloading now, hopefully should be good (and hopefully the Win Binaries will run under Vista ;) ).

RR
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Post Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:56 pm

Re: An Ethical Hacker must have these skills...

well just like him i my self am in IT and i just started messing with the security part of it. I have been hacking for about a week now im not too good yet but i hope to get more knowledge and then be EHC.
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Post Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:41 pm

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All of the suggestions have been great. Best suggestions i have seen is to read books and maybe get yourself a free distro of slackware or ubuntu. Learn the linux terminal and network configurations. Best way to learn linux is to ins the prog and use it. rid yourself of microsoft products as much as possible.

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Post Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:54 am

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bigtone82 wrote:..Whats your opinion?

<-- Complete n00b to the ethical hacking community and I've been on a windows computer all my life.  I'm in IT and I want to be more learned on security and everything that is involved.

So far I know that you need 

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Basic/Advanced Linux Knowledge



Add to my list!

can u tell me how to hack the wireless network?????and how can i enter the server computer computer with out the knowledge of the server admin?????
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Post Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:10 pm

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mambo wrote:Does CS Count?

I'm hoping so. I dumped WoW for EVE.
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