January 1st, 2002, 03:58 AM
on another note
ok here goes. I have a question that will probably get me eaten alive.
I have been trying to find sites that help me to learn offensive/defensive skills. What I know about computers I have learned by clicking until the G**damn thing works. Every site I find is usless thus far because I know exactly dick about fancy lingo and terms. So, when a site begins teaching using all kinds of acronyms and the like they have effectively baffled the S**T out of me.It appears that they are more interested in sounding intelligent themselves than they are making others intelligent.
So the question is this. Where is the first rung of the ladder?
Hey by the way thank everyone here for being patient! I have yet to get a what I would think is a negative response. And at the same time have received alot of help.
January 1st, 2002, 05:25 PM
You could check out the jargon files at this site. They define almost all the terms and acronyms you might come across.
January 1st, 2002, 05:32 PM
Here are some helpful websites:
http://www.root-core.com <---is this still alive?
Out of all of these sites just pick up every tutorial you can get your hands on. If you find a word you don't recognise - look it up at:
...This Space For Rent.
January 1st, 2002, 05:34 PM
I always considered www.happyhacker.org and www.cyberarmy.com files to be useful. Also, http://www.hackers.com/new/index.php is a good place to read up on how to start doing things.
January 1st, 2002, 08:11 PM
You cant go past Astalavista for tutorials. Most "hacking" newsgroups are a good place to start too..
January 1st, 2002, 08:56 PM
I don't mean to be a wise guy
but you have to walk before
you can fly.
I found a copy of an old book
Programmer's Guide to the IBM PC
now long out of print.
In it I learned about the Processor,
Registers, and the 8086 instruction
set. I also recommend a good book on
DOS. The PC was designed for DOS
and Dos for the PC.
After that, programming languages.
Security is an abstract concept,
and you need to cut through the
abstraction to see the Processor and the
OS and the networking software.
Man I'm really getting confused!
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.
January 1st, 2002, 09:00 PM
Thank you all very much. I have been to all of the aformentioned sites and have much reading ahead of me.
also while I was looking on my own I ran into an interesting E-Book titled "Black and white" ,by David Condrey. It contained a brief history of the internet and went on to explain things such as ethics and where to begin.
Thank you all again
January 1st, 2002, 09:06 PM
Right you are! I am tickled pink when I can change the color font in a chat room. Let alone a programing language. The begining in't going to be easy. If it was than none of this would interest me anyways. It's a new challenge!
January 3rd, 2002, 08:42 AM
January 3rd, 2002, 07:58 PM