Forum Thread: Coding - Hacking Help

I was just wondering, how learning coding would help me hack, and what types of languages I would need to learn to make my own tools for hacking things like accounts, sending mail bombers, creating viruses. And would I need Linux or Unix to create all these tools in or would I be able to do it on windows?

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Coding can be extremely important in hacking. If you can't make you're own tools you're doomed to use someone else's.

For general tools, such as port scanning, you'll want a scripting language such as python, ruby, or perl.

For exploits and the like, you're best bet is C or C++, as these are at the heart of every system.

You'll also want to pick up Linux, as most hacks are developed for Linux.


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