how do you become a hacker without reading books on coding and wasting your time?

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  • 1 month ago

    "Back in the day", hackers were home-grown experts who knew the hardware, micro-code and object code better than most source-code programmers.  Many such things were discovered by trial and error or through the underground channels among those "with a need to know".'

    My favorite hack involved re-positioning certain jumpers on a "trade secret" configuration board of a mainframe to double the performance without paying the $120,000 for the "upgrade" -- purely for "testing purposes", of course. I learned it from following the circuit diagrams in the 3,500 page hardware troubleshooting books, then confirmed with a senior field engineer.

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  • 1 month ago

       Drink lots of energy drinks (Dbags drnk Red Bull, true geeks drink Bawls, etc.), & spend lots of hours on FB trying to guess at the security questions answers for all of Your Friends & Family's accounts.

       If You can get into those, spoof their IP addresses & MAC addresses on Your hardware & then start trying to get into some decent companies through their website equipment.

       Otherwise, simply buy a second computer & try to hack Yourself ... Nobody knows Your own security answers better than You ... unless they're hacking You of course.

          G'Luck!!!

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  • Steven
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Without coding you are not able to understand about the hacking, so it necessary to learn it for becoming a good and successful hacker...

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  • 1) Coding is not a waste of time

    2) If you can’t be bothered to learn to code fluently, forget hacking without it.

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  • Chris
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Get Rollerblades and a 90s haircut, then watch the 1995 movie Hackers over and over again.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113243/?ref_=fn_al_t...

    You'll become a hacker in no time.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Ignorance is bliss, for you, so you will never become a hacker.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You learn from Youtube, baby!!!

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  • EddieJ
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Pin a "hacker" label to your shirt.

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  • 1 month ago

    learn from friends. or by trial and error

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  • 1 month ago

    You can be a script kiddie. If you're not familiar with this term, it is basically a somewhat derogatory term that's used to refer to people who have no understanding of hacking and/or computer security, so they use pre-built programs or scripts to "hack". You don't have to know how the attacks work or what's going on behind the scenes. You just click some buttons and maybe type some IPs and you can "hack".

    If you really want to understand what you're doing, that's where you will need to read computer security books and actually know how these attacks work. A college education in computer/cyber security can also be beneficial. This is not absolutely required but it will help you in understanding why and how the attacks work and not just being able to push buttons and pretending to know what you're doing.

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