Programming Languages You Should Learn to be an Expert Hacker!

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To be a hacker you should know many programming languages and skills since the various applications and websites which you’ll exploit are programmed in different programming languages.

A hacker is a person who finds the vulnerabilities in a computer program or a computer network and then exploits them by using one of these programming languages to write an exploit that addresses a particular vulnerability

Here follow three hacking domains and the languages you must learn to master them.

1. Web Hacking :

Web hacking is one of the most popular domains in the hacking world. To do web hacking you need to understand the languages that are used to code a website like; JavaScript, HTML, PHP & MySQL.

The majority of websites are built by using these languages. So for this domain you’ll need to learn:

  • HTML.
  • JavaSCRIPT
  • PHP
  • SQL

2. Operating Systems Hacking & Exploits Writing :

An exploit is a piece of software code written to take advantage of bugs (exploiting a vulnerability); it’s an application or software.

Exploits consist of a payload and a piece of code to inject the payload into a vulnerable application. The main purpose is to get access to the system in order to control it.

So for this domain you’ll need to learn:

  • C.
  • C++.
  • Python.
  • Perl.
  • Ruby.

3. Reverse Engineering :-

Reverse engineering is taking apart an object to see how it works in order to duplicate or enhance the object. The practice, taken from older industries, is now frequently used on computer hardware and software.

Software reverse engineering (as black-hat hackers and crackers do) involves reversing a program’s machine code back into the source code that it was written in using programming language statements.

For this domain you need to learn:

  • C.
  • C++.
  • C#.
  • VB.
  • Python.
  • Perl.
  • Ruby.
  • JavaScript.
  • PHP.
  • Java.
  • Delphi.
  • ObjectiveC.
  • ErLang.
  • Go Lang.
  • SQL…


So these are the programming languages that are used by hackers for various purposes.

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  1. Ha nice.. Most people taught hacking has been done by pressing some buttons, this should be an state of art explanation for them..

  2. hacking using c# , how ?

  3. There are so many languages to learn. WOW! I’m in for a lot of studying and I need to find a mentor. I really would appreciate someone who wouldn’t mind taking the time to instruct me in the fine arts of Hacking. If you have any suggestions I am ready to take any and all instruction that is given. Thanks for your time. HERMANATOR915

    • To difficult to someone here or else where that “teach a how to hack”…instead you have to follow the long process of learning the art by yourself but…if u look every video here and practice a lot not just only see it but practice …you will find your place…also a Hacker…rarely call himself a hacker…I recommend to see defcon conferences you will learn a lot of listening and first get a big picture then start getting hands on your computer and test everything get your hands dirty don´t try to be a hacker…that thing just happens by itself after hours of think and think it is not just breaking into a computer or learn programming languages 🙂

    • No Problem 😀 comm on into the Private and we will chat 🙂

  4. good point, if i would start learning ethical haking, can you tell me about stratégie for starting ??

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