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. Good Job . Quite Intresting Info.

  2. I am interested in your articles keep my friend

  3. how do you learn all those programming languages .. it seems daunting …

  4. Waw!it has been a pleasure reading your article,what I was able to picture is that,consistency,passion and sound ability to think inside and outside the box before you will be good at the GAME.

  5. When you first get into the art of Security or as you all call it Hacking, it can be quite daunting. Not just learning the different languages or scripts and tools, but also the underlying events and issues with Applications and programming. It almost seems that you have to know quite a bit about many….many different systems, OS’s, Applications, etc. I find that it is the hardest sector in the CS industry, since you need to have a deep understanding of a lot of things, whereas if you are a Network guy, or a DB guy, or a programmer – you are focusing on a small subsection of the entire scope. Even Forensics and System specialists are narrowed in their field. But on the brighter side, you do have some very comprehensive tools and tricks-of-the-trade that do make some of the work a bit easier to manage – as far as testing and info_gathering is concerned. Even malicious scripts can be bought and sold on the black market making creating your own just a financial burden/aspect. But if you truly want to be ‘The Hacker’ – then the previous statements say it quite well.
    Start early, read and learn, practice, read and learn more, go to events, take your time, think and grow. It is not a race but a marathon.

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