Getting Started
Becoming a Master Hacker

Hacking and cybersecurity are THE most important skill set of the 21st century and Hackers-Arise

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This section will have articles on hacking strategies, hacking process, thinking like a hacker, and foundation skills necessary to be a professional hacker.



The first article in this series, "Getting Started with Kali Linux" is available here.



In addition, you should read this article on "The Essential skills of a Professional Hacker" to understand what skills you will need to develop to enter this demanding and highly paid field.


There are SO any hacking tools it can be overwhelming for the novice. Here in

"Essential Tools for the Master Hacker" I show you the essential tools to master

along your path to Master Hacker.


To become a hacker, you must be proficient in the use of Linux (Windows and Mac are NOT hacking platforms). You MUST learn Linux. You can begin with my series "Linux for Hackers" here.





In addition to understanding Linux, hackers must be familiar with how networks work to be able to use, manage and manipulate them. Check out my series "Network Basics for Hackers".




Although not required to start, certain knowledge and skills will prove useful to the novice hacker such as Regex, Hex and XOR. Check out my series on "Hacker Fundamentals". 



Before you try to hack any system, you must perform reconnaissance gathering as much

information about the target as you can. Good reconnaissance translates into

higher probability of success.


One of the most basic skills in hacking is password cracking. I have numerous articles on password cracking techniques for different platforms including Wi-Fi, Web Forms, Online password cracking and using such tools as hashcat and others.




Probably the MOST important tool for any hacker/pentester is Metasploit. Metasploit is designed to make it easier to use various tools and exploits to do reconnaissance and hacking.

Check out my series on Metasploit Basics.


You will also need to be conversant in the techniques of Digital Forensics.


To be able to defend attacks upon your network, you will need to be proficient in

Network Forensics.

Finally, if you decide that you want to enter this discipline you will need certifications to validate your skills. The best place to start is with the Certified WhiteHat Associate (CWA). All of the study materials are here on Hackers-Arise and you can find the study guide here.



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