Hacking for Newbies
Many of you have written me asking where you should start in your hacking education/career. If you are not familiar with Linux, I definitely recommend that you start with my Linux tutorials. Presently, there are eleven (11), but there are more on the way. Every hacker MUST have basic Linux skills as nearly all the hacking tools are written for Linux.
Once you have mastered basic Linux skills, here are the tutorials I suggest you read and master next. I would suggest that you do them in order, but that is not necessary.
- Install BackTrack
- Getting Started with BackTrack
- Passive Reconnaissance
- Active Reconnaissance with Nmap
- Active Reconnaissance with Hping3
- Active Reconnaissance with Xprobe2
- Windows Password Cracking
- Linux Password Cracking
- Hacking Wi-Fi
- Getting Started with Metasploit
- Finding Vulnerabilities
When you have completed each of these tutorials, you will have a fundamental understanding of hacking. At that point, you can go on to some of the more advanced tools and hacks with Metasploit, aircrack-ng, and others.