A PSA for all newcomers.
Part of being involved in this culture is having the dedication and motivation to learn things for your self. For the newcomers, you've shown your motivation by seeking this page out, and others like it. But i have a real problem with the amount of post I've seen in the past few months with headlines like, "How to hack my friends computer", "How to hack my girlfriends Facebook", "How to hack this person", and so on.
There are 2 major problems with post like these.
- This is a community of mostly "white hat" and some "grey" hat hackers. For those of you who do not yet know what this means just google it. Being a community of such, seeing post like "How to hack this person" etc. could be taken as malicious and we do not accept that here.
- If you haven't already figured it out, part of being in a community of "mostly" lol intelligent people is that no body will go out of their way to do something for you. Anyone with the knowledge you seek worked hard to obtain the skills that are required to do what we do. In other words "We had to put in the work, so do you". That's not to say that we don't help each other out, because this whole page is dedicated to that, but we're not going to respect someone who doesn't have the desire or will to help themselves.
This is not an attack on anyone who has posted something like I've talked about here today. By all means if you need help with something please ask, this was just a suggestion and hopefully a little motivation for you to seek out the know how, and the knowledge yourself, put in the time and work and the pay off will be much more than if someone just told you how to do it.