Where should a beginning hacker start?

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deadlyfishy
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Where should a beginning hacker start?

Post by deadlyfishy » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:21 pm

I'm very interested in hacking, but I obviously need to get a bit of experience before I tackle something big like Ben does. What are some projects you think a beginning hacker could work on?

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Re: Where should a beginning hacker start?

Post by argelfraster » Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:46 am

Changing LED's in a system is one thing many people recommend.
I would say, take a dead PCB and practice soldering on it.
Or if you have a little experience, you can start with a Noac portable.

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Post by collinE » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:04 pm

agreed. even if it comes down to soldering bits of wires together. the more you do it the better you get. I find taking electronics apart and putting them back together also helps you learn how things are built.
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Re: Where should a beginning hacker start?

Post by XCVG » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:34 pm

Well, you shouldn't hack into Microsoft first, maybe start with a small local bank.

Just kidding. Start with simple mods. I recommend reading up on electronics and taking classes if possible as well.

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Re: Where should a beginning hacker start?

Post by 64M320N3 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:55 pm

XCVG wrote:Well, you shouldn't hack into Microsoft first, maybe start with a small local bank.
Oh yeah? My first project was hacking into the U.S. Government! :wink:
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Re: Where should a beginning hacker start?

Post by snowpenguin » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:58 pm

64M320N3 wrote:
XCVG wrote:Well, you shouldn't hack into Microsoft first, maybe start with a small local bank.
Oh yeah? My first project was hacking into the U.S. Government! :wink:
Wow! I can't believe you accomplished that for a first project! That's amazing.
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Re: Where should a beginning hacker start?

Post by 64M320N3 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:02 pm

I know. :lol:
In reality, I'm still trying to crack the password encryption on Windows 7. You'd be surprised how much different it is from earlier versions of Windows. Of course, I could never figure out Vista and Windows 7 is based off that kernel. (With a much more stripped down and friendly to your PC version.)
No, don't point me to other sites, I want to figure it out myself.
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Re: Where should a beginning hacker start?

Post by donutprince » Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:51 pm

64M320N3 wrote:
XCVG wrote:Well, you shouldn't hack into Microsoft first, maybe start with a small local bank.
Oh yeah? My first project was hacking into the U.S. Government! :wink:
my first hack was a 'super hacker' that did the hacking for me that can create a password for every byte in the world in a nano second

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Re: Where should a beginning hacker start?

Post by MasterPrime » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:04 am

your first hack should be a gibson.
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Re: Where should a beginning hacker start?

Post by brunoip » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:55 am

A good practice is to take a PCB and make it work on batteries.
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