Ready to Start Your Career?
August 19, 2016
Getting Started in Ethical Hacking
August 19, 2016
Hacking has been around for a very long time. Hacking is something that many people want to learn, but fail to do so. There can be several reasons for that. There are quite a few misconceptions about this subject that I'd like to talk about and share with everybody. I'll also help you get into hacking the right way, so that you can get on board as soon as possible. What are the misconceptions about hacking?- There's a fast way to learn it.
Something that I've heard a lot during my career as an ethical hacker is that you can learn it quickly. Hacking is not pressing magic buttons and making something happen. It's an art. It takes a lot of learning and a lot of practicing to become a good hacker. I will explain more about this later.- You can download many hacking tools from your browser that make it easy.
This is a mistake many beginners make when they start. They probably search online for ways to hack accounts or websites, and they find software that promises to do these things for you. Well, they don't say that. They want you to feel like you're doing everything, like you're the hacker here. Most likely, you will get Malware and Ransomware by downloading this software.Now that the biggest misconceptions are cleared, let's talk about where to get startedYou are reading this article on Cybrary, which is an excellent first step. This website provides some of the best courses on hacking and IT you can find. There are specific courses you need to finish to acquire the basic knowledge to become a good hacker:
- Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
- Computer and Hacking Forensics (relatively optional)
- Advanced Penetration Testing
- Using your main partition to install Kali Linux as your main and only operating system
- Putting it on a second partition created by the user, so that you use your memory for 2 operating systems
- Using a Virtual Machine
- Making a live USB for the operating system