Hello! As the title says, I’m learning all of this from scratch, not a drop of previous IT experience. Whenever I learn a new skill or hobby I always like to make a starter forum thread about my progress. This helps me keep myself accountable and to have a road map as I go along. I also hope by doing this thread that in the future other new hackers can use it as a guide as well.
I’m interested in meeting people on this forum and being active for a long time. So here’s a little bit about me-No previous experience in IT, but I love to game.I wanted to become a game designer when I was younger but I never thought I was “smart enough” to do it. I loved modding games, especially RTS games like Command and Conquer. I’ve always liked the idea of hacking and it has always appeared as a cool “spy” look and feel to me, but again I never thought I would be able to learn it and I didn’t like the unethical side of it. Now about half a year ago I discovered ethical hacking and It sounds awesome! I’ve always had hobbies of taking things apart and putting them back together (Building cars for race tracks, putting together mechanical wrist watches to name a few). So being able to do this ethically is very interesting and I am up for the challenge. So now I made it a goal to find my first bug and report it successfully in 2020.
My experience so far- Nothing. No programming experience, no knowledge of any of it. I have been doing some reading so far such as Web Hacking 101 by Peter Yaworski and Didn’t have a clue of what I read.
After gaining a better basic understanding I have a course from Zaid security that I purchased on Udemy that I’ll follow along with. After this I plan on trying to focus on one specific attack/topic at a time and mastering it on bug bounty targets. Hopefully I’ll come across something at that time.
Thank you for reading my long post and I look forward to keeping this updated and meeting people on here :).