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    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.
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    You could check out the jargon files at this site. They define almost all the terms and acronyms you might come across.
    Why am I still here?
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    Here are some helpful websites:

    http://www.deja.com

    http://www.infosyssec.com

    http://www.seclabs.org

    http://www.root-core.com <---is this still alive?

    http://www.tlsecurity.com


    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:

    http://www.whatis.com
    ...This Space For Rent.

    -[WebCarnage]
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    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.
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    You cant go past Astalavista for tutorials. Most "hacking" newsgroups are a good place to start too..
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    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
    Peter Norton's
    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.
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    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
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    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!





    Thank you!
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    well u will find some real good tutorials at :-

    1) lameindustries.org
    2) 1001tutorials.com

    hope this will help u..


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    Post Then another note.

    When you think your ready for some brushing up on your skills. Or if you just want to see where your at in your computer knowledge. Try some wargames. There very helpful and legal. Now these are strictly to show security problems obviously. But try some of these sites out.



    Keep learning and have fun.
    ...This Space For Rent.

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