Can I learn Hacking without Knowing Programming?

Simply you just can’t, Even if you managed to learn it a step-by-step tutorial, You’ll never be able to hack or pentest on your own. Its because you don’t know the core and logic of the target application, If you understand application logic you can easily play with it. So that’s why it is highly recommended to learn programming languages to become an Ethical Hacker.

1. To Become An Ethical Hacker

Here are the main topics to become an Ethical Hacker, Also Read: How To Become Ethical Hacker (Best 10 Steps)

Web Hacking: So if you’re interested in web hacking. You should follow the below guide. HTML: HyperText Markup Language. Always learn from basic and HTML is an important and most basic markup language. One should know it very well to understand web action/reaction and logic. HTML is a static markup language. JavaScript: JavaScript is the most used as client-side programming. You should learn it in high priority mode. Understanding JavaScript code logic can help you find a web-apps flaw. SQL: Structured Query Language is a database programming language. Each and every data is stored in the database so you should know about database programming and vulnerability as it is the most sensitive part of the Web. PHP: PHP is the most popular dynamic programming language, Unlike JavaScript, It is a server-side programming language. PHP is strongly recommended to every beginner in Hacking and Penetration testing.

2. Programming Languages for Exploit Writing

Exploit writing is a difficult and advance part of Hacking, It requires a higher level of programming language. Every professional hacker must know Exploit Writing, It can be done in any programming language like C, C++, Ruby, Python, etc.

C: The mother of all programming languages, C is most used in software creation for Linux, Windows, etc. However, it is also used for Exploit writing and development. I would prefer to learn C first and recommend it to you as well. Python: Python is the most used language for exploit writing, It is highly recommended you to learn Python Socket Programming because it helps lot learning exploit creation. Ruby: Ruby is a simple but complicated object-oriented programming language. Ruby is very useful in exploit writing. Ruby is used for meterpreter scripting and do you know Metasploit Framework itself programmed in Ruby.