There is lot of low tier hacker forums and communities. It’s hard to find a place where you can find all the good quality information about hacking. It is such a large field and the knowledge in it is so extensive and specific that there is no forum where you can find everything. There is also no place on the web where you can find guides from A to Z. Also, no one will willingly spend their time and skills for free just so that you can hack someone step by step without any problems.
Knowledge should, as always, be derived from books, courses and practice. You need to know a lot of IT topics, such as networks, programming, security, cryptography. Additionally, spend a lot of time in front of the monitor, configuring, analyzing by clicking yourself. And I’m not talking about nights spent in games ;)
Without practice, a theory in IT is just a theory that you will never be able to use unless you try to do it yourself. This is probably nothing innovative, because it probably applies to every technical specialization. You can watch millions of hours of video, read hundreds of books and tutorials, but until you sit down and click and solve the problems along the way, you won’t learn anything.
Because when start doing things yourself, you will see that any tutorial that tells you what to do step by step will not work as described by the author. The world is not perfect and nothing works as it should. If you don’t have a knowledge on some field, next important thing is to be able to find answers quickly and efficiently. That’s when Uncle Google comes to the rescue and a well-asked question. When I stuck somewhere then in most cases I find answer to my problem in Google or on one of the StackExchange sites.
Below you will find some links to hacking forums. Remember to treat them as an additional source of knowledge. Don’t rely on everything you see there. Don’t trust everything you read there and don’t click on everything you can. There are also people who want to exploit your lack of knowledge or trust to e.g. increase their botnet :)
Not only in the forum, but in any other community or conversation, be ready to talk about the topic when you ask questions. Show that you’ve already done something about it. You clicked, read, tried to solve the problem but got stuck. Don’t be ignorant and ask general questions or ask for someone to lead you by the hand. Nobody will take you seriously and nobody will help you. If someone offers you a quick cheap solution, know that they are trying to cheat you.
Focus on questions about an actual problem you have faced. Include details about what you have tried and exactly what you are trying to do. Avoid questions that are primarily opinion-based, or that are likely to generate discussion rather than answers.
Ok, that’s probably all I wanted to write today. Share with me interesting links to hacker forums or hacker communities you know. As always I will try to keep this article up to date. Enjoy!