All you need to know to become a hacker

As hacking is getting more popular, especially in countries like US, UK, Canada and India, it’s the dream of many youth becoming hacker and with numerous courses online, PDF books or programming courses offered in universities and colleges, it’s no more a big deal.

Thinking of how to become a hacker as a beginner, before taking you through the step by step, the first thing is to know the difference between an hacker, a cracker, computer engineer, programmer etc as these terms are often used but do not mean the same.

Learning how to hack, either as a certified ethical hacker (CEH) who has got certificate from school or as a self-taught hacker, it’s not that easy as portrayed on hacking sites online and tutorials alone are not enough, not even the well known Kali Linux tutorial and courses. It’s the least you need to know before you become a hacker.

Surely, you will learn the basics from books and tutorial to have the prerequisites and you can have an edge over others if you’re already a computer programmer. Having said that, there are different kinds of hacking and hackers, black hat, red hat, grey hat and white hat hackers and ethical hackers are also known as white hat hackers while crackers are known to be black hat hackers.

If you want to become hacker, you will need to put in much efforts, more hours of work and dedication in study, take risks and take a bold steps in trying things out yourself, make mistakes, have burning obsession to keep going and lots of patience before you eventually succeed.

Less i forget, it’s somehow difficult learning a skill to a standard without financial costs associated with it; therefore, you may also need to write some CEH exam and the costs are not too much, compared to the salary of hackers and much money they make, especially hackers who work for big firms and government.

As a beginner in hacking, there are some books that are important to read. Some of them are A Hacker Manifesto, you can read it here as text. This book is published by Loyd Blankenship some decades ago and it’s a foundational book for hackers; others are Hacking for Dummies , Hacking: The Art of Exploitation, 2nd Edition and others would do you good. There are YouTube channels, Facebook pages and other social networks you can learn ethical hacking.


You would learn ethical hacking and the code of conduct to adhere to in the hacking manifesto eBook. Its content talked much about the culture of hackers and the need to keep open source systems in operation, broadening the scope of computer science and making technology to completely rule the world.

Just as i stated in one of my previous posts, hacking is supposed to solve problem without any form of damage to any party. Hackers are not supposed to exhibit behavior that could cause damage to system or access systems without the authorization of the administrator.

Today, almost all countries are aware of the threat hacking poses to internet security, financial security and there are laws to guide against any form of theft online. You should always bear in mind that, cracking is a crime punishable by the law of many countries.
However, to hack computers and some other digital devices, you need to have the knowledge of some programming languages like Python, Hack, PHP, C+ etc, depending on the system. UNIX and Linux are also important to be be familiar with since hackers mostly use open source system since there are more to be achieve on the OS than Microsoft Windows.

To achieve in this field of endeavor, you must be creative, intelligent and have the drive to solve problems, especially in a new and better way. You should be able to identify vulnerabilities that people have not discovered in devices and this requires intuition and supersensible intelligence.

After the problem is discovered, the next is to exploit or notify the admin about the loophole and discuss debugging with them and you need to present yourself as a real ethical hacker to be considered for fixing the bug.

Impossibility is just a thought, whatever your mind can conceive and believe, you can definitely achieve it if you can sacrifice all it takes to achieve it. Therefore Becoming a hacker is nothing too big to achieve no matter how crude your understanding of programming. You’re only a step backward from unfolding the hidden and once you make the bold step, you will start seeing result that will get you “whaoooo”

How to Learn & Become a Hacker: Step by Step Ebook for Beginners

8 thoughts on “How to Learn & Become a Hacker: Step by Step Ebook for Beginners

  • January 6, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    I need a free ethical hacking training course for beginner to start some simple hacks. It’d be better if it has step by step video tutorials. Thanks

    • February 19, 2018 at 12:10 am

      I’m also interested in learning hacking if someone would be able to teach me✋

  • February 21, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    I’ve read many books on how to become a hacker but some terms are heck for me as I don’t have the perquisites, did not even learn any programming basics in the university.

  • February 23, 2018 at 3:31 am

    I’ve got several hacking books I downloaded as PDF but getting where to practise sometimes is a problem.

  • March 18, 2018 at 5:12 am

    Wonderful post, nicely put

  • March 31, 2018 at 12:46 am

    i want to learn is there someone to teach me

  • May 16, 2018 at 3:13 am

    May i know where did you get the PDF Books, maybe we can share our knowledge in hacking

  • June 7, 2018 at 8:09 am

    I’ve been learning java for some time now and got several java programming books that have really helped.

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