October 19th, 2004 04:42 PM
How did YOU learn?
To put this bluntly, how did most of you learn how to test for penetration (not to use the H word) and do other stuff? You can't learn that much by just experimenting, so how did you learn? By books, friends, or other people online? I'm just interested...
October 19th, 2004 04:45 PM
I'm in the process of learning, and I find using other people is the way to go. AO tutorials are a great start...
October 19th, 2004 04:47 PM
My methods of learning include (but not limited to the following):
- books on specific and general computer topics
- talking with others
- forum discussions and reading forums
- mailing list discussions (primarily Full Disclosure)
- teaching and getting feedback (if you can explain it, generally you understand it).
- going through concepts in my head (generally the "What if ..." kind of scenario stuff)
There is, IMO, no single path to enlightenment. It's all a matter of how curious and dedicated you are.
October 19th, 2004 05:18 PM
Thanks guys, anyone else wanna contribute...
October 19th, 2004 05:58 PM
i use to learn about those tools and technics on foruns like this. Someone bring the subject, i do some more research and TRY it. For me its the best path for learning. Read others' tuts and articles, research about it and try it on a controlled environment.
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October 19th, 2004 06:01 PM
Playing wargames with other techie people..
I like going to security events / on-topic lan parties..
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October 19th, 2004 07:02 PM
College and Personal Experimentation
Security is an ongoing subject to learn.
November 9th, 2004 03:18 AM
Just like you mate I'm still learning as well. Mostly just through experimentation, sometimes through other mates.
Anyway at least it's good to see that everyone is willing to help you.
November 9th, 2004 03:27 AM
Pah, the Guide to Mostly Harmless Hacking of course! ;-)
November 9th, 2004 03:59 AM
When I was very young I copied a version of Visual Studio from a family member. The end.