An advice to all the beginners of Pentesting and Cybersecurity or Hacking

Hacker is not someone who wears hoodie every single time.
Hacker is not someone who stays in dark room.
Hacker is not someone who uses his keyboard like some keyboard masochist.
Hacking is not just something that can be done with one tool.

The problem with the beginners

Now, I've been dealing with beginners since a long time (and myself was one for a long time too). What they want is magic. A tool which is easy to use, works on Windows, can be download by searching on Google and clicking on the first link we see, and will do all the hacking itself on the push of a button. Sadly, no such tool exists (lets be real, would you use Facebook if a tool existed which you could install on Windows, simply type the person's username/mobile number/email and then just like that get his/her Facebook password?).

Taking out my Frustration

Hacking is an art, and it takes years of practice to master it. So how to get started? Having no idea about hacking is okay, but being a newbie with computers in general is not allowed. When I say beginner, I mean someone who has no experience with programming and with hacking methodologies. I didn't mean someone who needs a 1 page guide on how to download a tool. If you want to be a hacker, you have to work hard. So how to get started? First start with installing Kali Linux, Without an appropriate OS you can never call yourself a hacker or cyber security expert.

Akhil Naidu

Akhil Naidu

I'm Akhil Naidu, the guy behind the leewardslope. - a blog about software development,technology and all that kind of geeky stuff.