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#16 Guest_donfrabrizio_*

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Posted 27 September 2003 - 01:35 AM

I'm also a noob at linux , and I think the best way to start linux is with mandrake 9.0.

I'ts a nice cd , just insert and follow.And on there site , they placed training stuff with pictures.It's a bit scary as a windowsuser too switch to linux.The only think I can do on the thing is play a movie and lissen to some music.

I also used redhat but that was to difficult .It also didn't recognize my videocard.

But there's still a lot for me to learn in windows.

My advice , keep on reading . ;)

#17 Guest_ZarnaZ_*

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 05:26 AM

Hello i am a n00b at hacking but i need some of the words to use..!!! :) :)

#18 Guest_RoBBoYboY_*

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 05:36 AM

heLLo :huh: Im from sweden and need some help with more info about hacking mostely want in swedich

#19 manu


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Posted 14 October 2003 - 06:44 AM

Well guys,

All you guys wrote it simply and nicely and today only I got my eyes on it and well, basically I am concentrating on Security issues, but love to play with penetration to test the security, I am a beginner and I was nothing when I came here, but after reading a lot from here as well as from the urls which you people provided, I get a lot of confidence and well, thanks a lot m8...Improving a lil bit these days, thanks a lot...


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Posted 04 November 2003 - 03:28 PM

Did somebody mention TCP/IP??? :rolleyes:

Well I have attached a few more of my much loved tut's
for anyone thaht's interested... and Awesome stuff for the above info... alwayz good to learn from More Experienced users... even if the're conciderably younger then you are. <Shaun2k> take care and have phun.


Contents of package:
Maximum Security - A Hackerz Guide to Protecting your Internet
TCP 4 Cert
Teach yourself TCP-IP in 14 Dayz Sec. Ed.SAMS

ps: Wicked Could'nt hack his way outta a Paper bag with scissors...

pps: Yeah they're a little out Dated but still come in handy.

ppps: Wicked Ain't Really that old....

pppps: Don't Ask!


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#21 Travis



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Posted 04 November 2003 - 03:28 PM

I guess i was away when you wrote this but on behalf of everybody no problem. :D

#22 Guest_Hardcore_*

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Posted 28 November 2003 - 10:37 PM

Beginning as an Information Security whatever...or Hacker....

Definately you will need to learn Programming. I have been at Information Security and Networking for a few years of my life...and I always run into the problem of compilation, or creation of my own tool.

The real problem comes when my limited programming experience stops me from completing my sucks.

I am glad I ran into GSO though. Tough to find local quality teammates to learn from....

So my 2 cents is learn Python or C to start....then go from there. I will.


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Posted 17 December 2003 - 06:09 AM

good tips...

#24 Guest_jacerra_*

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Posted 17 December 2003 - 12:54 PM

I do like what you are saying but in the event of a total System DOS, what in the sense can we rebut with?

#25 Guest_jacerra_*

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Posted 17 December 2003 - 01:14 PM

Do you have to learn to program to be good at security? What if you want to stay in the Windows world? Once Linux becomes as mainstream as Windows (which it will never be on the desktop side) it will be hacked and exploited the same as Windows. Tux is very cute!

#26 dfx


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Posted 17 December 2003 - 06:35 PM

For linux newbies and experts, a really good linux resource is It's a massive forum with a lot of people posting every day. Very easy to get help there.
Another good linux-for-newbies page I just found the other day is ... it looks really good and in-depth.

To reply to Jacerra, Linux is hacked as much as windows. There aren't any widespread worms like there are for Windows, but it has its share of Sendmail, Bind, Apache ... exploits that I see tripped everyday on the networks I monitor.

TCP/IP is definitely something to know ... how else are you supposed to know how to craft those IDS-evading TCP packets? Or to decode those logged binary TCP packets :)

Another good/interesting "language" to learn, is shellcoding. There's a pretty good article about it on neworder (

#27 Buluemoon



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Posted 18 December 2003 - 10:54 PM

Didnt think there would be much in this thread of interest, as I have visited a lot of security sites and done a lot of reading but i am impressed with the amount of resources and advice posted in this thread. Will wear my noobie tag with a little more humility. Thanks to all who contributed.

#28 PickleToes



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Posted 19 December 2003 - 07:33 PM

I must admit I am confused. I read in these forums about how you are against hacking and everything, and then you guys start talking about hacking; is there some sort of double meaning to the word that I am missing?

#29 Travis



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Posted 20 December 2003 - 11:13 AM

We ara gainst hacking as a skiddie way. So we are against seeing how much computers we can hack with an autohacker that we know nothing about but it only takes a few commands and we have 400 computers on a botnet.

What we encourage is knowing about the computers and learning to do it all by hand becauise once you know how to do it you can successfully secure it on your home/business network.

#30 PickleToes



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Posted 22 December 2003 - 04:55 PM

So it's more like you try to know as much about computers as you can and then you try to understand how a hacker hacks to safeguard yourself against the hackers?

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