How to Become an Ethical Hacker as a Beginner

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Dec 22, 2017
Hacker is a person who uses his creativity and knowledge to overcome the limitations, often in technology context. So you need to be more creative and you need to be clear with some basic terminologies about hacking.

The person who is consistent engaging in hacking activities and has accepted hacking as a lifestyle and philosophy of their choice, is called a hacker

What is hacking?
It isn't something you can just 'learn',it's not just a 'skill' ,it's an art. Keep calm and carry onbecause it takes a month or years to get master in it so keep it in mind.

So start to focus on the basics in programming language from C and C++

Basic terminology
It is important to have a decent amount of knowledge about hacking before you can start. So here some of the common terminology you should know.
Ddos- Distributed denial of service attack. This is where a website is flooded with packets of data from multiple sources and the server basically overloads. Ddos attack are often confused with Dos attacks.

Dos- Denial of service attack. This is where a site is flooded with packets of data from a single source. A Dos isn't as effect as a ddos , but it is a lot easier, as you can Dos straight from cmd.

404 Error- The error when a site is down and also hane an idea about the error codes because it would be very useful to find what kind of problems when accessing some resource.

cmd- Command prompt. This is basically MS-Dos, excepts it's now just a program with some commands rather than OS. Cmd can be used to perform task using command.

.bat- Batch file extensions. This is the file type which is opened in cmd.

Keylogger- A program which logs the keystrokes of a computer. These are the first things that beginner hackers learn to use.

IP adderss- The adderss used to identify your network while on the Internet. Every computer has a different IP address and therefore every IP address is unique.

VPN- Virtual Private Network. This is a network you can connect to on a computer. It will give you anonymity while online. A VPN will hide your IP address by tricking sites and programs into thinking you are somewhere you are not.

Proxy- A Proxy redirect Web traffic through a virtual tunnel to another IP address. A proxy is like a VPN but only tricks websites, not the whole computer.

That may seem like a lot of things to remember, but it's not much considering those are just the basics. Don't let that put you off learning though,
'once you start to learn one thing, another will follow and so on so forth'