Do you have to be smart to be a computer hacker?
- 5 months agoBest answer
Most of the "hacks" you hear about come are a result of social engineering. It isn't because hackers are breaking into super secure networks. They rely on humans to give them access and/or information. So if you're good at manipulating and convincing people, you can "hack". However, if you really want to understand what you're doing and not just be a script kiddie as ∅ says, it really helps to have an understanding of computer security, networking, etc.
- ∅Lv 75 months ago
but not if you just want to be a script kiddie.
- .Lv 75 months ago
Not especially. Most of the hackers just get some strangers to grant them remote access to their PCs. That's what the fake helpline scammers do.