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    What is the point in learning basic hacking techniques?
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    06-11-2013 11:09 AM What is the point in learning basic hacking techniques?
    Most of these tutorials online are basic, they don't go into too much depth of a specific attack. For example, SQL Injection, most tutorials I've seen online have been basic, so chances are your victim have already secured their website against this, a basic technique is not going to break the security on most websites and even if you did break into something that had basic security, it wouldn't be worth breaking into.

    We hear of these hackers on the news, supposedly having elite hacking skills, breaking into websites owned by major companies. No tutorial I've seen has ever shared information that was advanced enough to give someone the ability to break into a website like this. Where do people even get the information to do this? Is it that the more rare the information is, the better chance you have to get into a website? Major corporations expect people to be attempting SQL Injection on a basic level, so they easily prevent it. So isn't it a better idea just to forget the basics and approach every website with an advanced technique to breaking in?
     
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    06-11-2013 01:14 PM RE: What is the point in learning basic hacking techniques?
    You need to know the basics. Always. The idea is that you have to know what you're doing from the simplest part first then move upward, otherwise you might find yourself unable to move forward in your learning. Every "advanced" concept you can think about will come as a combination of 2 or more simple concepts put together.

    As far as these tutorials go, yes they are basic. They're not meant to teach you everything. The documentation is there to do that for you. These tutorials will usually just get you started. If you don't read the manual or documentation, and just base your knowledge on someone else's handed down info, you might miss out on other possibilities that were not covered.

    Let me get this straight. Don't think that what you learn here will already work outside the box. Learn, develop that knowledge, then use what you end up with. Mastery can't simply be read.
     
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    06-11-2013 03:06 PM RE: What is the point in learning basic hacking techniques?
    Well put Null Set.
    You have to learn to walk before you can run 8ball.
     
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    06-12-2013 04:20 AM RE: What is the point in learning basic hacking techniques?
    This goes for everything in life.
    Unless you know the basics, how are you supposed to deal with advanced stuff? You don't start writing sentences before learning your alphabet.
    Most of the advanced stuff you come across, you will need to improvise. Same thing doesn't work everywhere and unless you know how exactly things work you won't be able to adapt your attack to the situation.
     
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    08-18-2014 03:49 PM RE: What is the point in learning basic hacking techniques?
    If you believe that the major corporations have all fixed these basic vulnerabilities, you have already lost. The truth is that many of the big breaches were all done using very simple techniques. It is often just a matter of using many simple techniques. We are talking OSINT to get basic info, XSS and phising, basic SQL injections and directory traversal issue.

    Advanced exploitation is good knowledge, but often the best vector is keeping it simple. You don't see browser 0days used by political hackers just to get a breach and dump a database.
     
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