When people think of hackers they immediately think of the worst but there are many different types of hackers and most of them has done a great deal to improve and develop software, the Internet and electronic devices. They have created and pushed the boundaries of everything from the Internet to computers and have changed how we use them in our daily lives. If hacking interests you and is a direction you want to take then you need to understand the role of a hacker and the basic skills you need to hack computers.
- Types of hackers - There is a community of hackers worldwide that believe in the freedom to create and develop better programs or systems to make the digital world a better place. These hackers create new programs or improve on existing ones, finding new ways for the software to function or make it function better. They look for loopholes that could affect the performance and find solutions to remedy the problem. These hackers have an excellent grasp on programming languages and various digital structures. The digital world actually relies on these hackers to find problems and solutions for existing and non existing programs, or computer hardware structures to make utilizing and working with them better. The progress of the digital world depends on them. Then there are those who like being tagged as hackers but they are actually called crackers. These are the delinquents who enjoy breaking and causing damage with a computer virus or stealing information and monetary credits from individuals and companies. These crackers cannot be called hackers because they do more harm then good. They do not actually contribute anything to the digital world.
- Hacking skills - You must have the patience and will to understand programming languages. There are dozens of programming languages and they have evolved through the years, so start out with learning the basics. You can begin learning the programming language C then progress to other languages like Pascal or Fortran. Then move on to learning Perl, XHTML and other programs used on the Internet. Understanding computer hardware is also a must as well as all the components that a computer system needs. You need to understand banking systems, and other systems used in the financial world because this is where you'll learn the kinds of security that are in place to protect the system and its clients.
Learning all these basic skills will put you in the right direction to get you started in hacking computers, from its hardware to the programs it uses.