[FAQ] Computer Security

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    Computer Security FAQ
    First a story, (because I was asked too) this is the story of how I got into Ethical hacking. I got into computers at the age of 8 when Game Boys were the crap. Then I got myself a nice flashcard and got them ROMS. It hit me, Exploitation of another persons work. It just kept on getting worse. I got into Linux stuff and had my fair share of distros. I then wanted to learn more. So I then moved onto jailbreaking and stayed in there for a while. By now I had fiddled with peoples systems and even got my moms administrator pass for her computer. I was bored of Jailbreaking after my iPad Mini 1st gen broke. I decided to get into 3ds homebrew as that was the stuff on this forum (And still is) Then I bricked my 2ds (RIP)


    Now I was bored. Like really bored and decided to get into Ethical Hacking (Sorry how long this story is.) I was already mingling with the subject but never devoted to much to it. But now being bored I looked into it. I was hooked. To the point of even sitting for hours just reading about SQL Injection and .doc botnet injection. I took as much info I could keep my mind on. I then started to write about it and kept notes. Now I'm here writing this FAQ on "Computer Security"

    [Q] What Is Computer Security?
    ---- {A} Computer Security, also known as cybersecurity or IT security, is the act of protecting ones hardware, software, and info inside of them. Being part of a community like that (White Hat Hackers) would make you ethical which entitles you to not break the law. [SOURCE]


    [Q] Why Would I Get Into This, nerd?
    ---- {A} It's up to you. Computer Security is a very interesting field and can give you a high paying job. Not only that you can be popular with the lads ;) All jokes aside the field is fruitful in both knowledge and culture. The community of ethical (and un-ethical for you rebels) are super nice and willing to teach the newcomers!


    [Q] Money, What Now?
    ---- {A} First, you need to be patient and be open minded. Second, go and join hackthissite and do all the missions. This teaches you web security and MUCH MUCH more! Then, I would join Evilzone. There board is full of knowledge (Also while you're there say that '7i2' sent you) Third, I would then take some courses (This can teach you A LOT of helpful stuff) here is a nice one: link


    [Q] I did all that now what?
    ---- {A} Read up on as many books as possible! Go and google as much as possible and join as many community's as possible! Here are some:
    Community's

    [Q] Is all this legal?
    ---- {A} If you're safe and don't hack anything you do not own it's all legal!


    [Q] Should I call the cops on a hacker?
    ---- {A} No.


    [Q] Is DDoS'ing hacking?
    ---- {A} It does tamper with a computer. So I guess it is somewhat hacking. But you won't be impressing anyone.


    [Q] Is there any places I can go (In the real world) to learn more?
    ---- {A} Yes! You can go to a local hackerspace or a convention! Here is a list of conventions you can go to: link


    [Q] Any other useful info?
    ---- {A} Yah! Here is a list with A LOT of helpful links!
    List

    /* I Know I'm posting a lot on this sub-forum but please don't get angry */
     
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    I'm not entirely sure what the purpose of this thread is. Is it a bunch of one-liners and links to penetration testing tutorials / challenges, or is it a guide to information security? Kudos for making an effort, but a thread on this topic could say so, so much more.
     
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    FAQ stands for "Frequently Asked Questions" not all questions. If you wanna add more I can allow you to edit the thread. Just make sure you stick to my outline. Also i'm not fully done. Just saying.
     
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    Apologies, I come across a little strong - This thread has potential, it just feels horribly unfinished in its current state. To improve it, I would first recommend posting way more information about what constitutes ethical hacking (just to avoid accidentally encouraging people to break the law - that distinction is actually pretty important).

    At the beginning there's not really much information about what any of this stuff really is, just a link to hackthissite instructing a reader to complete all the challenges - Why would they want to do that, and why might it interest them? (Beyond "hah you might get paid more lol")

    To add more depth to the thread it might be worth putting down some information on the various common classes of vulnerability (i.e. SQL injection 101, the difference between that and XSS, and CSRF - that kind of thing - and of course the obligatory link to superlogout!). Props if you can do a simple answer, and then a more in-depth one for actually explaining to a reader after piquing their interest.

    Maybe as an introduction it'd be worth adding why infosec interests you, and what your experiences with it are - Everybody loves a good story.

    Something else that's really irking me is the sheer jump between basic website vulnerabilities to something like the Root Project, though I can't think of a good way of addressing that right now without separating this into a more formalised tutorial structure (with FAQ at the end).
     
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    Ok seems good.
     
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    This is an FAQ to get someone into Computer Security. Not a full on guide :P
    This was made to let people get a good ground for them to extend there work.
    I may do a FAQ for that later but this is just basics :P
    Other then that I did the rest of what you recommended.
     
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    Good, now I can hack my favorite porn sites for their premium stuff. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
     
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    Please do not commit any crimes. This is all ethical. Also it is WAY harder to hack any main-stream web service.
     
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