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AlexWeedoseah
05-16-2015,
Im 36 and have been on computers since I was 12.

I did some basic cde, and I mean BASIC the actual language back when I was very young, Probably 13 or so. I remember spending WEEKS promming 4-5 hours a day and the gme took around 5 minutes to get through typing in Y or N answers hahaha. Thats when I decided to play more Kings Quest, Space Quest, of Course Lesire Suit Larry !

Time passed I turned 18, ran internet businesses ... multiplle, for 8 years. I have taken a long break.

A couple years ago, and on and off in the past I tried PHP but just couldnt grasp it. I have my MCSE and of course Net + and A + from about 5 years ago. But just getting used to W8 and hated Vista so never used it ..

Anyways, I'm at a point where I want to learn 3 primary things.

1) Boosting max performance and learning ever trick for W8 computers. Ive made some progress there but advanced guides are always welcome.

2) This is he area I am focusing on RIGHT NOW. I know there are firewalls out there that come stock and you can upgrade for year fees. Zone Alarm and stuff like that, other AV programs that include Firewalls, etc ...

I am looking for something that will challenge me to learn. This is for a HOME PC right now. If you have links with different levels of difficulty please say ... Starter : XXXXXXXXxx Intermediate: XXXXXXXXXXX and advanced : XXXXXXXXXXXXX

AlexysHES
05-18-2015,
PS One last thing, Im looking to secure multiple computers to the level Edward Snowden would want ... Well bad term, he was traced, but you get it !

The type of fiirewalls, AV, anything else I havent learned about yet the premiere hackers use ...

Id then like to dabble with some, of coure legal, hacking ... once I have a solid system

alfhrfskyt
05-18-2015,
Hello, and welcome!

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Boosting max performance and learning ever trick for W8 computers. Ive made some progress there but advanced guides are always welcome.
You will want to check out Bleeping Computer's Windows 8 tutorials (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526694/list-of-windows-8-tutorials-at-bleepingcomputercom/).

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2) This is he area I am focusing on RIGHT NOW. I know there are firewalls out there that come stock and you can upgrade for year fees. Zone Alarm and stuff like that, other AV programs that include Firewalls, etc ...

I am looking for something that will challenge me to learn. This is for a HOME PC right now. If you have links with different levels of difficulty please say ... Starter : XXXXXXXXxx Intermediate: XXXXXXXXXXX and advanced : XXXXXXXXXXXXX
I'm not sure what you mean here... Do you mean you want a complicated firewall? (which is not a good idea IMHO)

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Looking for windows8 stuff now but feel free to also include linux, please just mark as such. I am planning on installing dual boot OS soon for the same reason I am doing alll this. Any recommendations on best Flavor to use with a GUI ?
Please look through the Linux & Unix section - there are several topics on recommendations of Linux distros. Take a stroll and pick what suits you best.

AlfonsoKn
05-19-2015,
Discussion of illegal materials are not allowed in this community.......
And you cannot draw a line to distinguish white and black hats.... It a matter of time and circumstances...
If you have any other doubts, you are always welcome to bring up as well as discuss it in community..
To learn and discuss so called restricted activities, you may need to check out corresponding forums online..... They are somewhat restrictive on what they share to the members..


Regards : CV

Alfredbam
05-21-2015,
Wow, appreciate the quick replies. Number one I was joking about illegal activities.

This is mainly something I am interested in as I believe it could be a viable business model in my area for people who want intense scrutiny on the personal computers.

As far as my hacking, there are, I'm sure ... Hacking communities that have tests ... Servers setup with the purpose of you trying to hack them. This is where I would like to engage at first. Ultimately being hired by corporations to improve security measures

Alex, yes ... Advanced as basic firewall programs you can download are not very strong. Unless you have the name of a new one ? I want one that gives me the protection of a service like cloudflare, again with anonymity.

For those of you frisking about the anonynymity look at it this way, I like my privacy ... I'd like to learn about security, part of learning about security is protecting your real info. This is just a very small part of my entire project, please don't think it means anything other than what it is. Learning, testing, letting people like hackers try to guess my real ip ....

Alex I agree there will always be better hackers. I am a level 0 .. Should I be saying network security providers to ease everyone's tension? There probably hackers that are around level 100 right now. I'll never be unbeatable, but I enjoy challenges, computing, and I didn't like code so I thought this. Isn't be worth a sho ya know ?