10 Tips on how to become a better hacker

But before you can enjoy the good stuff of being an ethical hacker, you will need to follow these 10 simple tips:

  1. Stay passionate about security and hacking
  2. Urge yourself to learn something new each day
  3. Force yourself to communicate with other security professionals and hackers
  4. Attend security conferences so you can discuss topics and ideas
  5. Learn how to code
  6. Use tools as an tool, do not depend on them
  7. Participate on open-source forums and security / hacking forums
  8. Stay ethical
  9. Audit your own environments for security weaknesses and try to understand them
  10. Try to force yourself to read manuals before prompting commands in a terminal