The funny thing about acting like a douchebag and not knowing it is that someone else always will. After doing my banking online one day I realized that something was wrong with my computer but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I had control over my computer but at the same time I didn’t??? Yep, believe it or not a REAL HACKER took control over my whole system and blocked me out of everything even changed all my passwords and went on my Facebook. The hacker elite got hacked himself. Oh, I forgot to tell you the most embarrassing part about my story, I’m 27 years old.
Instead of being embarrassed for being taught a lesson I started getting scared and a little paranoid….. OK a lot of paranoia… Look at all the banking I do online including EBay, PayPal and everything else I have on there. So for the past three months I have been trying to learn as much as can about everything……. I had no clue that my computer skills that I thought I had was a complete joke and school is way too expensive for me to afford now. Then I find this site, filled with people who do possess the knowledge for real and use it to protect the unprotected. Some of my fears have lifted but will never go away.
My goal now is to teach myself the best I can using the internet and hopefully some of you. When I start to understand some of the basics I want to start a website as a side project with everything I learn being added as I go. I haven’t fully thought this idea out yet but it will come together. I bought a few books from barns and noble the other day called The Networking Bible, Hacking for Dummies, and Visual Basic. I don’t know if this is a good place to start or not. Knowledge is understandably expensive but I think it needs to be given to everyone who wants it.