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If I wanted to learn how to hack where would be the best place to start? Strictly educational purposes. Would like to learn how to determine vulnerabilities in my own network, how to exploit and learn from such vulnerabilities.
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CEH
CISSP
the interwebs are a good start

http://www.overclock.net/t/1187404/certifications-for-network-security-internship-jobs/0_100#post_15992063 < simalar question
Edited by Ulquiorra - 5/16/13 at 1:58pm
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Look up Kismet, and go download a packet sniffer (I use wireshark) also, backtrack is a good linux distro with a lot of tools in it.
 
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CEH
CISSP
the interwebs are a good start

This, completely. CEH is the best place to start in my opinion. I learned a huge amount from there ;D
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Is it just me, or where it says "World class organization" With that huge banner lead to a 404?
 
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This, completely. CEH is the best place to start in my opinion. I learned a huge amount from there ;D

(Sorry for stealing the thread, OP)
What specific part of CEH should a person use? I can't seem to find any lesson/guides/tutorials. If I'm being a blind bat, forgive me biggrin.gif
     
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CEH is a certification
You read the book and its absolute basic, you can take a exam if you want but meh

Hackings huge .... you have app security, network, physical, social, locational (not the right word). Theres nothing you can really do on a home netowrk all depends on what you want to do
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hackthissite.org. Chill website where those with basic programming knowledge have lots of simple hacking problems to get their feet wet.
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CEH is a certification
You read the book and its absolute basic, you can take a exam if you want but meh

Hackings huge .... you have app security, network, physical, social, locational (not the right word). Theres nothing you can really do on a home netowrk all depends on what you want to do
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Don't bother with the CISSP.  Those are only concepts and learning about general security, not just of software but of administrative and physical barriers (such as height of fences and outside bushes)  The CISSP is aimed more for professional IT managers who have years of experience.

 

Simple sniffing with wireshark is a good place to start.  Open up wireshark, start "recording" and do things such as logging into facebook, or web browsing.  When you're done capturing the logs, go back into the logs and you'll see some granular level detail of what operations are happening behind the scenes (even see where the username/passwords are transmitted)


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