Hacking is surely not easy. To become a hacker one has to have an attitude and curiosity of learning and adapting new skills. You must have a deep
knowledge of computer systems, programming languages, operating systems and the journey of learning goes on and on. Some people think that a
hacker is always a criminal and do illegal activities but they are wrong.
We have prepared a list of 10 most important step’s necessary to become a hacker.
Step 1:- Computer networking
You need to know the differences between different types of networks and must have a clear understanding of TCP/IP and UDP to exploit vulnerabilities (loop holes) in system. Understanding what LAN, WAN, VPN, Firewall is also important.
You must have a clear understanding and use of network tools such as Wireshark, NMAP for packet analyzing, network scanning etc.
Step 2:-Cryptography encryption
To become a successful hacker you need to master the art of cryptography. Encryption and Decryption are important skills in hacking. Encryption is widely done in several aspects of information system security in authentication, confidentiality and integrity of data. Information on a network is in
encrypted form such as passwords. While hacking a system, these encrypted codes needs to be broken, which is called decryption.
Go through various tutorials, eBooks written by experts in the field of hacking. In the field of hacking, learning is never ending because security
changes every day with new updates in systems.
Step 4:-Hacking Experiment
After learning some concepts, sit and practice them. Setup your own lab for experimental purpose. You need a good computer system to start with as
some tools may require powerful processor, RAM etc. Keep on Testing and learning until you breach a system.
Step 5:-Learning hacking
Learning is the key to success in the world of hacking. Continuous learning and practicing will make you the best hacker. Keep yourself updated
about security changes and learn about new ways to exploit systems.
Step 6:-Programming languages
It is important for a person in the hacking field to learn more than one programming. There are many programming languages to learn such as Python, JAVA, C++. Free eBooks, tutorials are easily available online.
Step 7:-Hacking Linux
LINUX is an open source operating system which provides better security to computer systems. It was first developed by AT&T in Bell labs and
contributed a lot in the world of security. You should install LINUX freely available open source versions on your desktops as without learning
LINUX, it is not possible to become a hacker.
Step 8:-C Programming
C programming is the base of learning UNIX/LINUX as this operating system is coded in C programming which makes it the most powerful
language as compared to other programming languages. C language was developed by Dennis Ritchie in late 1970’s. To become a hacker you
should master C language.
Step 9:-Operating System
It is essential for a hacker to learn more than one operating system. There are many other Operating systems apart from Windows, UNIX/LINUX etc.
Every system has a loop hole, hacker needs it to exploit it.
Vulnerability is the weakness, loop hole or open door through which you enter the system. Look for vulnerabilities by scanning the system, network etc. Try to write your own and exploit the system.