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There are plenty of web resources out there. 'Hacking' is more of a mindset applicable to any discipline and you can't really learn it.

My advice: start with all past Hak5 episodes, Eli the Computer Guy lessons and then read as much technical information in the areas that interest you the most! Many things seem esoteric, but after a while they seem relatively straight forward!

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Your best bet is to download VirtualBox (or similar) and create your own VM lab to practice in. You could then have a VM running Windows XP or 7 as your target machine, and a VM with Kali as your attack machine. There are also a number of purposely vulnerable Linux distros/apps available to practice attacking in a VM lab.

Look at:

Damn Vulnerable Web Application - http://www.dvwa.co.uk/

Mutillidae - http://www.irongeek.com/i.php?page=mutillidae/mutillidae-deliberately-vulnerable-php-owasp-top-10

Bad Store - http://www.badstore.net/

Metasploitable - http://www.offensive-security.com/metasploit-unleashed/Metasploitable

And loads more I'm forgetting.

If you can't set-up your own lab, there are various paid-for labs you can rent access to, but I've never done that myself.

I believe this one is free, but I've never used it: http://www.hackthissite.org/

Good luck!

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Yeah hackthissite.org is my advice they give you questions as to what should you do to hack each test however i know its cheating but you can google the answers and learn you can't learn to read without knowing you're ABC's first.

Thats the way i feel about people who would use google for hackthissite.org to be honest there are alot of the tests on hackthissite.org i've never started nor finished.

I think the real question is how do you want to learn it or which method would you learn better at

Do you learn faster from a video?

or are you the kinda person who likes to read a long guide or book

Because everybody learns stuff differently myself i prefer to be shown in a video how to do it then sitting here reading a book i have a really short attention span it really has be to be something im wanting to know to take the time to pick up a book.

The people like myself who dislike to read a book or guide i feel we are the ones who miss out on learning.

Lucky for us theres now audio books coming out.

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get a book or 2 on the subject along with the free web sources 2 old computers these u can usealy buy off someone for 50 to 100 bucks a router from a seond hand shop should be not to much over 5 bucks and create a small network install backtrack and learn to use it in a controlled setting

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