Re: How can I learn computer security / hacking (ethical)?

From: Luke Vogel (prime2000one_at_netscape.net)
Date: 11/27/03


Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 06:50:07 GMT


"Beowulf" <beowulf@nowhere.net> wrote in message
news:pan.2003.11.19.13.09.17.111213.3098@nowhere.net...
> I want to learn computer security-- specifically how to better protect
my
> Linux box, but also MS-Windows. I would like to set up a second linux
> server box off my router, practice learning to (ethically) hack/crack
> into it to better learn security. I hope to not only better secure my
own
> linux box, but to perhaps do consulting work on security down the
road.
> What is the best way to learn this? What are some recommended books to
> read or website URLs to visit? (Please understand I am not looking to
do
> any unethical hacking, I would only attempt hacking on one of my own
> computer server boxes in my home)

have a go at the www.hackerslab.org server. Good fun too!

Luke.