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You might be surprised to learn just how many people want to learn how to hack. The stereotype is that of the young college guy – a computer science major for sure – who spends his evenings and weekends writing up intricate hacking scripts to break into whatever computer system he can get his hands on.

The truth is that what was once a male-dominated community is fast changing into one that includes folks – men and women – from many walks of life, from many countries and with many backgrounds. A recent CNET article about DEFCON makes note of the fact that claims of sexual harassment and unwanted advances are increasing. This isn’t because hackers are getting more obnoxious or offensive, but because more female hackers are entering into the community and trying to find a home there, only to find insulting behavior, and other actions unbecoming of a gentleman.

This is the natural evolution of such communities, and in time the scales will balance and men and women will hack side by side – but when searching for places to go online to learn how to hack, it’s important to remember that because demographics and the world itself is changing, what you’ll find at most of the hacker websites are also changing significantly as well. Platforms in use are shifting from computer-based to more mobile and tablet hacking efforts, there’s much greater emphasis on social networks and the many hacks that are possible there, and all of the other new technologies and hacker tools available. The sites that keep up with these changing times will survive, while those that are stuck in the decades-old mentality of hackerdom-gone-by are doomed to fail.

Where You Can Go To Learn How To Hack Like a Pro

There’s a caveat that I have to share before diving into these sites. Hacking isn’t a single subject that anyone can pick up overnight. In the title of this article, I mention hacking like a pro. This can not be accomplished after reading one article and visiting a few of these sites – the phrase is used to imply that in time and with lots of practice, you can in fact learn to hack like a pro.

For our many readers that are already at that expert-hacker level, a few of these sites may not be for you. They may feel too simple and basic – for “script-kiddies” as some might say. The truth is, we all had to start somewhere, and these websites are offered as a starting point for those people just embarking down the wrote toward hackerdom.

Your intention for learning how to hack is completely your own. I do not judge. However, it should be noted that there are two forms of hacking – “white hat” and “black hat”.  White hat hackers call themselves “ethical hackers”, in that they find vulnerabilities simply to make systems and applications more secure for everyone. However, there’s a whole other community of hackers – the black hats – who find vulnerabilities only to exploit them as much as possible. Now that you know what sort of community you may be entering, let’s get on with the list of top sites where you can learn to hack.

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#1 – Hacking Tutorial: Tech Tips and Hacking Tricks

Sometimes, perfect English isn’t everything. Hacking Tutorial is an example of when the writing skill of the author doesn’t necessarily equate to the quality of his or her technical knowledge. This is actually the case over at Hacking Tutorial, where the author offers articles like “Client Side Attack Using Adobe PDF Escape EXE Social Engineering”, “Exploiting MS11_003 Internet Explorer Vulnerability”, and “Hacking Using BeeF XSS Framework”.

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The articles are usually short, but actually offer highly technical, step-by-step instructions on how to do the task at hand, and the tricks and tweets absolutely work, unless the exploit has been patched.  It’s a small blog, but it’s a good one for the volume of technical tricks that you’ll find there.

#2 – EvilZone Hacking Forums

While the name, EvilZone, isn’t exactly the most inviting – it is easily one of the largest forum communities that you’ll find on the subject of hacking. With over 13,042 members and over 50,000 posts (and counting), this community likely has the skills and knowledge to answer any programming question you could possibly have. Just be careful about coming across as a “noob” – these guys don’t handle newcomers with kid gloves, so be careful.

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You’d definitely be best off working through the programming and encyclopedia sections first, where you’ll find areas with projects, tutorials and a lot more that will help you become educated and well-versed in hacking techniques and terminology.

#3 – Hack a Day

While I certainly don’t want to offer a nod to any blogs that may be considered competition, you really have to give credit where credit is due when it comes to a particular niche like hacking – and Hack a Day definitely offers an amazing library of information for anyone looking for specific categories like cellphones, GPS or digital cameras. Over the years, Hack A Day has transformed the site into a fairly popular blog.

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More than any other site, this particular “hacking” site is very much hardware based, and they redefine the meaning of the word hacking by helping you learn how to hack up electronic devices like a Gameboy or a digital camera and completely modifying it, or building electronics for the sole purpose of hacking other commercial devices. You’ll also find a popular and busy forum section as well – a high point of the site.

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While I personally don’t find the articles themselves very detailed (as an EE, I like schematics and elaborate descriptions), the site makes up for it with video demonstrations throughout.

#4 – Hack In The Box

Hack In The Box has really change significantly through the years. It is rebranded as HITB, and the site is completely transformed into what looks like a WordPressed-based platform. Still, today Hack In The Box remains focused on security and ethical hacking. However, it has obviously shifted gears at some point and changed to a more content-focused approach with a greater volume of news, and fewer in-depth articles with detailed hacks.

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This transition makes it less of a place to go for actually technical hacking tips, and more of a daily spot to get your latest fix of hacking news. The site is updated frequently, and of course you can also go for the print version of the HITB-branded magazine if you want.

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Clearly, HITB has gone very commercialized, but it is a great resource for news for anyone interested in the latest gossip throughout the hacking community.

#5 – Hack This Site!

As always, saving the best for last – I’d like to introduce Hack This Site! This website is one of the coolest, free programmer training sites where you can learn how to hack accepting one of the challenges along the left navigation pane of the main page.

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The site designers offer various “missions,” where you need to figure out the vulnerability of a site and then attempt to use your new-found hacking skills (you’ve carefully studied all of the articles on the site, right?) to hack the web page. Missions include Basic, Realistic, Application, Programming and many others.

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If you’re able to figure out how to properly hack any of the most difficult missions on this site, then you’ve definitely earned the title of professional hacker.

Have you ever tried any of the tips offered at any of these websites and do they work? Do you have any good resources of your own for readers to learn how to hack like the pros? Share your insight in the comments section below.

  1. Pete
    September 28, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Don't forget to mention http://www.learninghowtohack.com. They have great tutorials.

  2. Black Butcher
    September 26, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Our professional hackers offer hacker for hire services that are unmatched. We provide the best certified hackers available combined with talent and the highest level of privacy and confidentiality to our clients.Our team of highly skilled hackers can help with hacked email, Facebook, websites, social media, mobile devices and more.

  3. Jolt
    September 11, 2016 at 11:25 am

    For any form of hack espionage or investigation , (ethicalconsult@icloud.com) IS Your ideal contact for any SERIOUS INQUIRE ! experience professionalism at the peak with certified and professionally trained hackers that work with sufficient and adequate proof..

  4. farah raman
    September 11, 2016 at 11:23 am

    For any form of hack espionage or investigation , (ethicalconsult@icloud.com) IS Your ideal contact for any SERIOUS INQUIRE ! experience professionalism at the peak with certified and professionally trained hackers that work with sufficient and adequate proof..

  5. mufasil
    August 28, 2016 at 7:31 am

    please inbox me always for hacking purposes only teach me hacking

  6. Willkimbell10
    August 25, 2016 at 5:27 am

    What I noticed is that all the 'Hackers' have better grammar than all the 'Script Kiddies' well done Hackers you have master all the coding languages AND English grammar.

  7. Kia
    August 10, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    what language i should to know to hacking computers and websites?

  8. Blackhatlessons.com
    August 5, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Best black hat pure hacking site made by a black hat, for black hats starting just 39.99/month wwe.blackhatlessons.com first true black hat ethical hacking the anonymous way

  9. Afzal
    June 2, 2016 at 6:40 am

    u cannot learn how to hack..its just that when u become expert in one subject u know the loopholes within.

  10. ANY
    May 30, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    DUDE BUT THESE SITES DONT TEACH U HOW TO HACK FACEBOOK ,TWITTER,WIFI PASSWORD OR EMAIL HACKING THESE SITES ARE MAINLY DOING PUBLICITY FOR THOSE PROJECTS WHICH ARE MADE

    • A Grey Hat
      June 20, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      A, remember to finish your sentences. B, No, they don't, because that's NOT what hacking is about, White Hat or Black Hat. If you're a white hat, it's about increasing security of you or others. If you're a Black Hat, there's two reasons. One, why would you foster competition, and two, in that case, hacking is about being a dick,

    • FAKE ACC
      July 25, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      why would u wanna hack FB, or any kind of social media when u can learn so much about others thing?! and wouldnt it be great if u more power than hacking social medias!?

  11. TheHacker
    May 24, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    What is the password from #YourGoldenBoy# ??

  12. Mike Gabriel
    May 24, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Are there real life hackers like the hackers shown in movies? Or is that all bogus cool-looking stuff?

    For example, are there hackers who can reliably hack an email account?

    • A Grey Hat
      June 20, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      To answer your question, not really any like in the movies. But their are ways to reliably hack an email account, if by reliably you mean within a Fermi estimation of success.

      • Blackhatlessons.com
        August 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm

        There are , youtube saintdrug

  13. sunny
    May 7, 2016 at 4:56 am

    I want to learn hacking please help me

  14. L H
    April 11, 2016 at 4:56 am

    First learn html then css,php, javascript, and then YOU CAN hack websites.
    If you use tools like havij and you don't even now how to do a sql injection, then don't use HAVIJ and learn it sql injections,

    You want to hack Persons? then learn c++ ,c# how to make A RAT (remote administration tool)

    BUT IF youre just using tools then your a script kiddie!

    • sunny
      May 19, 2016 at 10:25 am

      thank u for the tips

  15. HackieB
    March 16, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Hey friends only way to learn hacking for zero level Beginner is CEH (CERTIFIED ETHICAL HACKING) Certification provided by EC-Council otherwise u need to learn ur own means.
    u need to download CEH V9 course topics its in PDF format work towards those TOPICS u get the perfect idea of hacking otherwise ur patients is VERY MUST TO BECOME A PRO HACKER
    TRY A LOT.........

    • Kane
      April 27, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Can you help me to hack my own account

    • sunny
      May 19, 2016 at 10:24 am

      thank u for tips

  16. Aditya Singh
    March 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I WANTED TO BE A PERFECT HACKER,
    PLEASE HELP ME

    • Caleb Kirschbaum
      April 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Well, first of all, don't use all caps. Normally, you will be ignored. Second, it takes time and dedication. What the author mentioned about spending years on it, is true. Next, there is no such thing as a perfect hacker. There are people who are bad to the ones who are great. But nobody is perfect. Spend time researching, Use these sites, and once you know enough to not look like a noob, go to a forum and ask occasional questions while reading the previous post. No one is going to walk you step by step, just like no one will with anything else.

  17. alex christian
    March 5, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    how do we do to become a pro of the hacking tools ?

    • Caleb Kirschbaum
      April 7, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      Use them a lot.

      • L H
        April 11, 2016 at 4:52 am

        pro of hacking tools?
        script kiddie....

        • Caleb
          April 16, 2016 at 9:53 pm

          He is talking about(I hope) commands and or programs that are made to hack. For example he could be talking about the command nMap.

  18. Alex
    March 2, 2016 at 12:01 am

    I am a starter whats the best one?

    • vhhhhhhhhh
      April 2, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      enigmagroup.org is great

  19. Puneet
    February 28, 2016 at 8:27 am

    if you have any whatsapp group than please add this no.+91-9990824304

  20. adeel
    February 14, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    a href='http://pkstores.com/' rel='dofollow' target='_blank' title='pkstores'>Latest hacking tools

  21. sam
    February 9, 2016 at 6:27 am

    please i want to learn how to hack please……
    some one please help me out please.

    • adithezio
      February 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

      its not a easy task buddy u need to take it s course

    • Caleb Kirschbaum
      April 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      You can learn by research. Lots of sites are a bunch of bull, but some are ok. Never download anything without first researching it.

  22. Amar
    February 3, 2016 at 5:59 am

    if you have any whatsapp group than please add this no. +918511661528

  23. sameer
    January 16, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Easily Facebook Hacking Whatsapp Contact-+91-8285836332.
    Skype Id-sameermalhotra.801

  24. Barry
    January 6, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I want to contacts of those who buys Ginger and other Agricultural products

  25. Alto
    January 3, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Thank you for introducing such good sites!

  26. masterteam
    December 26, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    I just wanna know how to hack skype webcam. I’m very suspicious on Skype and i need the hack to use it for good... can sombady help me?

    • Joe Quest
      February 18, 2016 at 9:31 am

      don't be evil...

    • Caleb Kirschbaum
      April 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      HAHA. That is quite literally a 20 min hack. If you researched, you could do that in a couple months.

  27. malik
    December 8, 2015 at 9:21 am

    please i want to learn how to hack please......
    some one please help me out please.

    • Wess
      December 10, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      I tried Hacker Academy, and Hacker High School, but I like School For Hackers best, SchoolforHackers.com

  28. nani
    November 16, 2015 at 11:47 am

    i love so much . this hacking pls if u have a hacking book send me this mail.

    • |Unknow|
      December 9, 2015 at 1:58 am

      hack isnt just something you learn its a skill you train

      • unknown 0
        January 15, 2016 at 12:57 am

        sounds u know much...

  29. Lisa Soles
    November 1, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    yes it is when you are having to live in a home for retired and disable people because you don't even have the money to buy a roll of toilet paper and you have took care of your family all of your live the man that is cheating has been disabled since 1995 and you had to take care of him and when I got sick I was put out of my home and he got another one.

  30. lisasoles
    October 19, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I am a 54 year old women that has had to leave her home because of husband cheating I just need some information so that he doesn't get by this time

    • guru guru
      November 1, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      HMM SO SAD

    • crystal
      December 3, 2015 at 11:42 pm

      that is awful.. what kind of information do you need? just hack his phone facebook and email?

  31. Andjela Bratic
    October 18, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Do anybody knows how to hack stardoll?

  32. Kamrul Islam
    October 1, 2015 at 3:09 am

    goood

  33. Muhammad Awais
    September 30, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Is there any way to find the ip address of a computer which is on a different network from your own computer.

    • Remote it Repairs
      October 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      yes. their is a way to do this

      • Muhammad Awais
        October 17, 2015 at 10:15 am

        what is it?

  34. Brian Villanueva
    July 20, 2015 at 12:50 am

    I'm looking for help on how to hack games such as Xbox One to be specific like shooting games and or how to modify controllers if anyone knows please contact me (leon.1.bv@gmail.com )if you really know i would actually pay you depends if it helps.

    • Remote it Repairs
      October 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm

      xbox one CANNOT BE HACKED. so stop thinking about it. although you can buy modded controllers along with watching tuts on how to make them

  35. Eng. Soliman Alabdullah Alsoliman
    June 11, 2015 at 2:23 am

    I want to learn on how to hack... am interested ................................

  36. purpburglars
    May 21, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    I just wanna know how to hack skype webcam, does anyone know the software or know any methods on how to do it? I'm very suspicious on Skype and i need the hack to use it for good.

    • hitp-productions
      June 2, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Well basically, the best way to do that would to bet the victims ip through skype (see tutorial on youtube, it's easy). Then you would need to use something like kali linux (takes time to learn) and use something like metasploit to exploit the user by making a fake .exe or something like that. By the sound of it, what you want is magic, it's not that easy, and is also illegal. If you are serious about it, then start by installing kali linux and learning metasploit (look up metasploit a penetration testers guide and read it). Otherwise if you want the easy but risky route, download the old version of darkcomet if you can find it. It's a R.A.T (remote administrative tool) and allows you to completely control the victims computer, but it is easily picked up by anti virus.

  37. jx64
    April 21, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    "green font with black background is the noob stuff"

    scratch that. SOMETIMES it is noobish, but then again, it does give a nice fulfilling feeling, like in the hacker movies

  38. jx64
    April 21, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    you don't need to use terminals with green font and a black background to be a good hacker, that is the noob stuff, not elite. apart from anything else, the websites are fun to use once you've got the hang of what you're doing :]

  39. jx64
    April 21, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    hi. ok, so the websites don't necessarily make you a "hacker", you don't instantly become a hacker just by playing on the sites, I know, but they still serve a purpose in their existence, they help us understand "hacking" a bit more, they help motivate some people to do some reading and find out actual information for themselves. we don't become hackers overnight, but these sites help us build ourselves up, and certain webpages contain useful information ;) no noob stuff

  40. ayo
    April 11, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    please who can hack bank website for loggin for me

  41. ANTON
    April 8, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    can anyone help me to learn hacking pls contact me,,,,

    • Remote it Repairs
      October 14, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      i can help you please reply back with skype name or email.

      • jacob
        June 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm

        i need to crack illegal website

        my skype id : ad.gaint

        help me

  42. Lemaiyan Hrn
    April 1, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    @waffle2jazz huh! these running these commands will format your C drive nigga.
    1) Click on “Start” then –> “Run” then –> type in “cmd” to open a “Command Prompt.”
    2) In the “Command Prompt” type: format c: /q
    3) After that you should get ALL the codes in the world! ENJOY!.
    take care

    • Anon Coward
      April 24, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Please explain why you chose to use the word "nigga."

  43. Julian Assange
    March 29, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    i'll be rich too

    • Big Bills
      April 7, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Thats great but am richer than you. you doubt it, lets link up.

      cheers

  44. lola
    March 20, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    now i know how to hack thanks a lot know i will be able to hack credit cards and accounts i will be rich
    just kidding

    • malik
      December 8, 2015 at 9:23 am

      please teach me

  45. susama reyes
    March 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    who can dio hacking services for me

  46. susama reyes
    March 15, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    who can dio hacking services for me

  47. Electron
    February 26, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    hlo.. frnds could u plz help me to learn hacking

  48. Sathice
    February 14, 2015 at 5:33 am

    I have done all of these and more, I have my own web crawlers everywhere... I need more places too look I know there is more out there but my learning has slowed down tremendously, and my thirst for more knowledge has grown. I not a pathetic noob begging to learn it all easy and quick, I just need a good lead... Contact me 512-859-4257 if you have anything important to say... Don't be an idiot run the text through a proxy (: thank you. -Sathice

  49. parv
    January 31, 2015 at 8:00 am

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    ' keb sbhbv

    76346877858658358643 7456y7664674568395

    GSUYSD JERJ SDGFE DJV J FVD REB GHB

  50. Anonymous Coward
    January 7, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Those are jokes. Try overthewire.org.

  51. Rhayna
    December 28, 2014 at 11:15 am

    All Rome wasn't built in just one day, rooms for script kiddies and even pro, If possible.

  52. Rhayna
    December 28, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Well done Ryan, nice one and a great kudos to you all for your intense and worthy contributions. I hope on a long run be of a great deal. Shukran jazeelan

  53. Dredge
    December 26, 2014 at 3:13 am

    How to hack:
    1. Download Kali Linux
    2. Download pdf of type of hacking you want to learn(pentesting, forensics, etc.)
    3.Read
    4.Apply what you read by practicing

    Hacking is simply using a technology for unintended purposes. I'm currently working on a bachelors degree in IT with undergrad in programming. That doesnt make me a hacker. Knowing different programming languages doesnt make me a hacker. Using aircrack-ng to access a neighbors wifi makes me a hacker. Using commands to ping the shit out of a website to shut it down makes me a hacker. Forget the websites. Read a college level book.

  54. Rob
    January 29, 2010 at 7:16 am

    Victor is right; this is about hacking, not cracking. But I concur in that the "format c: /q" command (without quotes, obviously) is the ultimate cracking tool.

    I don't think it's possible to become an uber-cracker without it.

  55. waffle2jazz
    January 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Hey people, you can call me a noob all u want but all i need is someone to hack a website for me called webkinz. I need someone to hack it so i can copy items on there. on Youtube search kinzguide and see his videos. He gave me codes on how to do it but i have no idea what they mean. If u can help me emial me at Cswm44@aol.com! please help me this would be awesome

    • Victor
      January 29, 2010 at 2:47 am

      @Waffle2Jazz
      *sigh* Where do I begin? Well, lets see....for starters how about not posting questions regarding ILLEGAL ACTIVITY! Second, you can hack the webkinz by opening a command prompt and typing these commands here:
      1) Click on "Start" then --> "Run" then --> type in "cmd" to open a "Command Prompt."
      2) In the "Command Prompt" type: format c: /q
      3) After that you should get ALL the codes in the world! ENJOY!

  56. p4nd0rum
    January 27, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I would like to submit this site for review.

    http:/securityoverride.com
    It has some great hacking video tutorials as well as some hacking challenges.

    Let me know what you think.

  57. Ruled_by_Logic
    January 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I just found this page and reviewed some of the comments... First thing I want to say, is I am not sure if I am a hacker or not, I just like to learn about coding, networking, whatever catches my fancy at that moment; I started working in the IT field at age 16, after getting caught by the admins of high school for using some canned tools... they made me clean my mess, and offered me a job after graduation part time while I attended college... I saw some comments about script kiddies earlier, and I think at some point we all started out that way... but eventually we wanted to know more, and grew past that phase...at least I did...I think those sites mentioned are awesome because they are doing exactly what the Internet was meant for, the sharing of ideas and information... and I say kudos to everyone that is apart of making those sites run..

  58. Blue_Maya
    January 11, 2010 at 7:42 am

    nice one.help for newcomers.

  59. bundyxc
    December 29, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I grew up on HTS. I was in elementary school, and didn't really understand WHY things worked, but it's an invaluable resource for learning hacking/cracking/etc.

    • Rhayna
      December 28, 2014 at 11:29 am

      I needed some one to put me on the lane as a novice of hacking. Bundyxc

  60. Anonymus
    December 15, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    India's No 1 Ethical Hacking Tute Website http://www.ethicalhacking.do.am Over 1000 articles on hacking.

    Website by Rahul Tyagi(Cyber Security Expert)

    • Rahul Tyagi
      January 13, 2010 at 3:10 am

      Thx but its not in my mother tounge he he i designed this site for global professional hackers and if you like it then reallyy thanks for visiting please register maximum users you can please

  61. Rob
    November 30, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Heh...nicely said, Numbskull. And very true.

  62. Numbskull
    November 29, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    As has been said many times, "you hack to learn - you don't 'learn to hack.'"

  63. kanna
    November 26, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    this is bull shi

  64. Rob
    November 13, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks for the great links, Ryan. There are two more I recommend: http://www.milw0rm.com and http://www.ethicalhacker.net.

    To Viralnexxus: True, some hacking tools are indeed filled with malware, but the best tools out there (Netcat, NMap, IDAFree) can be downloaded directly from the creators' websites with no problems. And, if you're really worried, run them in Sandboxie (www.sandboxie.com) to protect yourself and your machine. If anything goes amiss, dump the sandbox. Problem solved.

    Also, be careful on milw0rm. Keep NoScript on, particularly when viewing code for browser vulnerabilities.

    To Mat: If you want to learn to crack programs, you need to learn Assembly. Look online for the Art of Assembly; it's a free manual on how to use IDAFree and code in Assembly language.

    People who want to be true hackers--who want to take what's there and hack it to make it even better or more secure--will learn a great deal from these sites. Script kiddies will only end up hurting themselves in the long run, as they learn nothing.

    I hope this helps, everyone!
    Take care,
    Rob

    • Viralnexxus
      December 21, 2009 at 8:31 am

      @ Rob
      Thanks a bunch for the heads up and advice on sandboxie.com.

  65. Harry Barracuda
    November 3, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Great, let's get more "dudes" becoming "hackers".

    Duh!

  66. joe
    November 1, 2009 at 1:31 am

    There once was a kid named matt. Graduated from High school with a free ride scholarship to MIT because of his brilliant computer skills. During his first month at MIT, he hacked into his private high school and had his entire tuition reimbersed to his mother. Busted and expelled from MIT within 6 weeks, he moved to Arizona to live with Grandma. He got a job offer before he was even out of the airport working for American Express for 100k a year monitoring a program he wrote for them in High School. Amex later sold the rights to the program and Matt went with it for over a million dollars. Today Matt sits in the Federal Pen for drug smuggling.

    I personally use and favor astalavista.com and have been going there for years. While the site looks scaled back recently, when building networks, I still call them to find out what the best protection is for the application. Who is better to ask advice from to protect the bank vault....the rent a cop that has worked at every bank in town or the mastermind who breaks into every new safe as it hits the market.?

  67. Jshm2
    October 27, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    You've got to be kidding... those sites are for 12-15 year olds who want to look cool. There is and only will be one place to really learn and tool up and thats astalavista.com

    • Viralnexxus
      October 30, 2009 at 4:09 am

      I think the key to the ultimate hacking site is sorting out all the good stuff from each of these sites. :/

  68. Viralnexxus
    October 27, 2009 at 11:48 am

    -hazard74
    Yeah, Milw0rm.com is an excellent site on exploits, but I haven't been to Hackforum.net in a while. If there are any hackers in the state of Indiana, you might be interested to know a really cool hacker name Adrian Crenshaw. He hosts and is involved with several events in Indiana. You can find swing by his website and find out more at: irongeek.com
    Go Hoosiers!!! :P

    • hazard74
      October 30, 2009 at 4:02 am

      hooo....
      Thx Man!!

  69. Viralnexxus
    October 23, 2009 at 10:29 am

    *Sigh* I finished all of those "hacking missions" like 5 years ago and I am still not a "professional hacker." Hacking is a state of mind and not a school that you graduate from. Even the best hackers out there will say that there is always more to learn. I usually like most of the tips and bits of information on this site, but this my friend, is just rubbish! Those "hacking tools" contain trojans out the yin-yang and I can't wait to hear all of the poser, packet-monkey losers come crying when their puter gets rooted! HA!

    • Jadon Rakim
      January 3, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      can you please tech he how to hack

  70. Shmoky
    October 14, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Im administrator on cyberxtreme.info I wasn't always but i learned so fast that the maker of the site made me administrator so if you relay want to learn to hack crack and program join the site.

    • Viralnexxus
      October 27, 2009 at 11:50 am

      Nice tips guys! I love cyberxtreme now.

  71. George
    October 8, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    come to cyberxtreme they have all that stuff! and they are so helpful to me!

  72. Mat
    October 5, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I would be nice to learn how to crack programs.

    • kai
      December 23, 2014 at 12:18 am

      do you know how to hack

  73. George
    October 4, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    CyberXtreme is such a good site, the guys there are so helpful, and i purchased the Elite membership and they are even more helpful. i have been here two days and i am learning so much in such a short amount of time, its crazy!

    i definately recommend them

  74. perfect
    October 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Very useful this is, thanks a lot! Especially this hackthissite.org website is very interesting.

  75. Ilovethis
    October 2, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Totally awesome site friend ! I joined CyberXtreme Elite today for 10 USD and got 200 bucks back from the hacked credit card's they are sharing in Elites ;D

    • Anonymous
      February 25, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Really

  76. moin
    October 2, 2009 at 12:07 am

    good post dude, of course as always.

    • kai
      December 23, 2014 at 12:19 am

      do you know how to hack

  77. Ryan Dube
    October 1, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Everyone starts their learning process somewhere... No one is born with it.

    • Rob
      February 8, 2010 at 6:50 pm

      Yes. Spooo true Ryan.. Along with a process of harnessing the great power we have to be responsible for..

      Just because you know how to handle fire.. You will still get burnt..

  78. JBu92
    October 1, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    ... AAAAAAAAAND now all these sites are gonna be flooded with script kiddies and kiddie wannabes. thanks MUO, thanks a ton

    • Alyssa Myers
      October 1, 2009 at 8:43 pm

      It's too late for that. They're already there. And now they're looking for your WordPress blog. LOL

    • aeriose
      October 5, 2009 at 3:42 pm

      don't forget where you came from or think you're too good to tolerate someone whose trying to learn.

      Karma may not exist but unless you're omniscient you may want to be helpful in the places you can so you don't seem like a hypocrite when it comes to asking for information yourself.

    • Hackerzguide
      October 26, 2009 at 4:51 pm

      I think that is pathetic, Too many of these script kiddies thinking downloading a "Hacking" application and "hacking" a website, Yet it is evident that will not occur, They can call themselves hackers and destroy the entire system of actual "hackerz" whom do as _Blue_ had stated about what hacking is, Somebody should create a website where they can play around in their little sand box's and their minds filling with joy as one of them posted a new comment " Oh wait, this is the REAL website hacker", 2 days later everyone calmed down and another kiddie came along "Thats crap, THIS IS THE REAL WEBSITE HACKER" Honestly eh ?

  79. Albert
    October 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Do you think this article is in the best interest of Makeuseof? Does this article represent what Makeuseof is about? I don't think this type of article is at all appropriate! If you disagree, that's fine, but if hackers ever take down this site, you have lost the moral and ethical "high ground" to complain about it. And if the domain ever gets stolen, AGAIN... I DO NOT want to hear Aibek crying about it!

    • Mark O'Neill
      October 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm

      We realise that hacking is overall in a kind of grey area but as Ryan points out, there are good ethical hackers and there's also the bad side. But isn't that like everything in life?

      Everything has a bad side to it and Ryan has been extremely careful not to go there and not to endorse the bad aspects of hacking. There are quite a lot of good ethical hackers out there who just want to find weaknesses and holes to improve the security of a site. We shouldn't forget about them and only focus on the bad apples.

    • Jackson Chung
      October 1, 2009 at 1:21 pm

      Like everything else, this is a learning resource. MakeUseOf is impartial when it comes to spreading information.

    • Banonymous
      May 6, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      Hacker is a misrepresented term demonized by the media. You may not know it, but hackers are also the guys who test systems for you bank, insurance company, and come in for disaster response when a major hack does occur to fix the problem and hopefully track down the bad guys. To catch a thief you must be able to think like one, we both use the same tools. it is a matter of how you use them. There are numerous programmers, system and network admins who plant viruses on their companies systems when they get laid off, does that mean that this site shouldnt provide resources for any of those 3 hobbies/careers? White hat hacker/Ethical Hacker/Penetration tester is a good guy who is employed by the government, IT security firm, or company to test and secure systems, black hat hackers also known as crackers (short for Criminal Hackers) are the ones that steal credit card info and ruin lives. The losers who deface websites are known as script kiddies, they download someone elses software with no knowledge of how it works and then destroy the hard work of others. They are the lowest of the low. I dislike black hats, but i respect them. They are very talented people, with amazing understanding of systems, programming languages, and many other tech related things who are able to hack the most secure of US military contractors. I give credit where credit is due.

  80. PaperdudeX
    October 1, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Dude this was totally awesome, I signed up at CyberXtreme today and they were all so helpfull with all of my questions and helped me a lot !

  81. Ben
    October 1, 2009 at 10:52 am

    How about astalavista.com?

  82. Nick
    October 1, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Thanks for the great links! I bookmarked them all, they might come handy someday.

  83. Pink Leopard Sunglasses
    October 1, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Isn't that something!

  84. blueintegeral
    October 1, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Uh, dude, no offense but this all shows how to become a script kiddie. Look up the hacker manifesto. It's not about breaking stuff and stealing. It's about the process of taking apart existing code, finding a problem, and then writing a vulnerability. There are tools out there that are designed to be used by security professionals to speed up the process of finding an exploit, but you need zero skill to use them. I have used hackthissite before, and I can tell you that once you have passed the hard missions, you are by no means a professional hacker. Yeah, its good for learning the basics, but being a professional hacker takes a LOT more knowledge.

    If you really want to get good at hacking (for a white hat purpose) then listen to security talks, learn several programming languages, set up a test lab at your house to practice on, etc. It takes an immense amount of time and learning to get there. If you show up on one of the forums in the article and beg to be taught how to hack, you will be laughed at.

    When learning all of this stuff, keep in mind that there are a large number of organizations looking for you. For instance, if you decide to try something you learned on, say, your high school or work network, you will be caught very very quickly. For every hacking tool, there is a tool designed to catch it being used.

    • Viralnexxus
      October 23, 2009 at 10:35 am

      I agree, these sites and variants like them might help those who are determined to really want to learn, but for every 1 there are 100 more who think that by downloading retina or some other hacking tool they are hackers. Pfft....

    • MilDocJr
      December 28, 2009 at 11:57 am

      You have a point, yes these sites are not going to make you a professional hacker, however for the cost for some of them ahem, FREE, you can't really complain. (as always you get what you pay for) For all those interested in becoming a pro hacker, and not some crap script kiddy I suggest you invest some $$ in courses. CISSP and CEH are a few noteworthy certifications, each is going to run you about $1,500 - $6,000, but it also lands you a nice chair in a job that pays right around $100,000+ a year. And if you continue learning you get the title of Elite, so what's to lose unless you do it for the wrong reasons.

    • Awesome
      January 29, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      You guys sound like pros, could you maybe create your own site and give us your advise.

    • Kyle
      March 31, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      couldn't agree more, blueintegral. These sites are nothing but hoaxes for 14 year old kids who don't know how to turn a computer on.

    • Banonymous
      May 6, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      I agree to a certain extent. You certainly will not become a pro hacker. These websites can be a great stepping stone to help you get into hacking. You're introduced to things like JS exploits, SSI's, and other things that will help you down the road. It takes a certain drive though and you really have to love it/immerse yourself in it to become even halfway decent. If you are going into it just to deface websites or DDOS some site because Bawwww you dont agree with them, youll always be a script kiddie using other peoples tools and gain nothing but a knock at the door from the FBI. At the same time, you cant expect most people to jump right into C, Assembly, Registers, and memory management and be able to keep up by themselves. Especially if you are going to work on reverse engineering a program with out a copy of the source code, you will need to understand those more difficult topics. I guess the whole point of this rant is that everyone starts somewhere, that doesn't really matter where you start as long as you keep challenging yourself and learning every single day. It is more important where you end up and how you continue to apply that knowledge.

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