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2600 + 'Hacking'

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dor@tehexploa, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. dor@tehexploa

    dor@tehexploa Registered Member

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    I'm thinking about writing an article for 2600 regarding this place and the interesting world of black-hat marketing. I'm 23 now and since I was ~7 I've dabbled in everything that has to do with 'hacking', networking, reverse engineering, etc. I seriously love this place. The problem with the 'hacking' scene is that there isn't really a single place to go to converse and develop as a 'hacker'. Not only does this place fuel the fire for my curiosity regarding what can and can not be done on the internet, but it's an amazing intellectual experience. On top of that you have the BEST incentive in the world to continue learning - money.

    You read an article concerning posting on Craigslist automatically using PHP/cURL. You find yourself ENGROSSED in the world that is PHP to hopefully come out a winner. I've recently found myself in this exact situation. I read an awesome article by Betster about how he automates posting on Craigslist with PHP/cURL, and I absolutely couldn't help myself. I've spent the last ~2 weeks reading everything I could to post successfully. And I have. This place is really fascinating and I think anyone, especially a 'hacker'-type (not the derrogatory definition that the media portrays, of course - but the one that symbolizes a person completely indulged in the idea of making himself better by learning about EVERYTHING) would really enjoy being here.

    Anyone else a fan of the 'magazine'?
    http://www.2600.com - for those not yet engrossed....
     
  2. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    I've dibbled into hacking / exploiting / security for a while now, the best way to secure your system, is to know how to attack it. :)
     
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  3. dor@tehexploa

    dor@tehexploa Registered Member

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    I appreciate the response, man. Looks like we're the only ones with foundations in teh hacker subculture before succumbing to the true dark side: BHW. :p
     
  4. stealthisblog

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    I started out hacking when I was 12, and I really devoted most of my time to learning more and more about it. I was in a security team and spent most of my time checking source for bugs, writing exploits, and creating apps. After a "mishap" this year I decided it was best to stop hacking, so I did, which turned out to be the best thing possible because now I'm making cash :D I still read 2600 though, its a really great magazine.
     
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  5. porko

    porko Registered Member

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    #7- Prohibited Topics ? The following topics are no longer allowed to be discussed on this forum and will result in a ban:

    * Hacking or anything hacking related
     
  6. revit

    revit BANNED BANNED

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    I agree, lets stay on topic. Hacking computers/servers and blackhat search engine hacking are 2 seperate things.

    Although, I don't see how blackhat seo hacking is bad or should be disallowed from this topic.

    Moderator: if I am wrong, please explain.
     
  7. dor@tehexploa

    dor@tehexploa Registered Member

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    O snap.. I c-o-m-p-l-e-t-e-l-y forgot about that. I just had one of my posts deleted discussing a tool to password crack. Really sorry mods...

    What should be illegal is discussing 'cracker' things. I admit my password post had the connotation of being 'cracker' oriented, but there are legit uses for password progs.

    Using the 'true' definition of a hacker though.. We all pretty much are. We expose systems like Craigslist for how they work. Then use intelligent ways to exploit it by posting more than 1 ad in more than 1 city. Just 1 example.

    I love this place, so pleaseee don't ban me! :)
     
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  8. helgeschneider

    helgeschneider Registered Member

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    100% Full Ack! That is the REAL definition and it doesn't necessarily imply that you need to walk the "black" road to get your goals faster and cleverer than the crowd.
     
  9. revit

    revit BANNED BANNED

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    I'm still waiting on the Mod's statement in regards to this....