How to Hack Free in 10 Minutes (Becoming a Hacker)

Learn how to hack free and start becoming a hacker with this introductionary guide

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People starting to learn about hacking often ask: is hack free? Can I start hacking for free? In short, yes you can. In fact, you only need a PC to start hacking, even a scrappy and old one. And starting to hack may be easier than you imagine. In this “hack free” quick guide, we show you how to start hacking and how to learn more about it.

Hack Free: Where to Start?

What is Hacking?

If you want to hack free, you may have already an idea or two of what is hacking. Yet, it’s worth clarifying, because it will define what you can hack for free, and how to focus your efforts.

Hacking is about leveraging unintended or unknown technology features and bugs to gain access to information or have systems do things that they wouldn’t do otherwise.

This simple definition is beautiful because it is extremely complete. Let’s break it down to clarify:

  • “leveraging unintended or unknown technology features or bugs” – Hardware and software are designed to do specific things, for example Instagram is designed to share and consume pictures. However, there are often hidden features and bugs that the creator of the hardware of software didn’t mean to create, but were created nonetheless as a byproduct. Hacking is about discovering such features and using them.
  • “gain access to information” – Using the features or bugs mentioned above, the hacker can gain free access to private information that wouldn’t be available otherwise.
  • “have systems do things they wouldn’t do otherwise” – Always leveraging those features, the hacker does thing he shouldn’t be able to do

With this simple definition, it is clear why hacking is an appealing activity for many tech savvy young professionals and amateurs alike. But how do you start to hack free?

What you need to Hack Free

To hack free, you only need a computer. In fact, all the hacking skill and capabilities are in the mind of the hacker, not in the computer itself. Computers are just tools, and hackers are masters at using them.

Think of a hacker like a lockpicker. The lockpicker have many tools to open a lock, but there is no one single secret tool that he can use to open a door as easily as he would do if he ad a key. Instead, he has to use many tools – most of which are quite simple – and leverage his skill to open the door. Give the same tool to someone else, and he may not be able to open the door.

To hack free, you only need a computer, with any operating system
To hack for free, you only need a computer.

Hackers are just like that. They can use several tools such as Metasploit or ZenMap, but the tools themselves are not the point. The skills are.

So, in short, to hack you just need a computer. If you have a Windows PC is fine, if you have Linux or Mac is fine as well. However, since most of the tools already created by other hackers are available on Linux systems, you may prefer Linux or Mac to Windows. Any Linux version will do, Ubuntu can be just fine.

How to start Hacking for Free

If you are still reading, it means you are really serious about hack free. You now have the right tools to start hacking, but still have no idea what to do. That is completely normal: the most challenging part is building skills.

To get you going, here are some articles you should read to gain some momentum:

These articles will give you a glimpse of what you can do by learning hacking. Then, it really depends on what you want to hack and why. However, it is a good practice to build your skills in three main areas: networking, operating systems, and programming.

Also there, we got you covered. You should follow these two guides if you are serious about becoming a hacker. They are both free:

Hack Free in a Nutshell

Hacking is free, so if you want to hack free you most definitely can. The advice to do that is to just get your hands on a computer, possibly with Linux installed (any version will do), and start to learn about networking, operating systems, and programming.

You will be hacking free in no time. Good luck with your hacking!

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Alessandro Maggio

Project manager, critical-thinker, passionate about networking & coding. I believe that time is the most precious resource we have, and that technology can help us not to waste it. I founded ICTShore.com with the same principle: I share what I learn so that you get value from it faster than I did.
Picture of Alessandro Maggio

Alessandro Maggio

Project manager, critical-thinker, passionate about networking & coding. I believe that time is the most precious resource we have, and that technology can help us not to waste it. I founded ICTShore.com with the same principle: I share what I learn so that you get value from it faster than I did.

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