In my previous post, I explained How to become Professional Ethical Hacker, However still it wasn't complete guide, Many people's asked me which programming languages should i learn, So here I'm with new article - which programming language one should know and learn to become a successful professional Ethical hacker.
Can I learn Hacking without Knowing Programming?
Simply you just can't, Even if you managed to learn it 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 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.
Which Programming language should I learn to become Ethical Hacker
Here comes the main question which programming should i learn. Read below guide
So if you're interested in web hacking. You should follow below guide.
HTML : Hyper Text Markup Language. Always learn from basic and HTML is important and most basic markup language. One should know it very well to understand web action/reaction and logic. HTML is static markup language.
SQL : Structured Query Language is database programming language. Each and every data is stored in database so you should know about database programming and vulnerability as it is the most sensitive part of Web.
Programming Languages for Exploit Writing
Exploit writing is difficult and advance part of Hacking, It requires 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 language, 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 to you as well.
Python : Python is 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 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.
Programming Languages for Reverse Engineering
Assembly language, the one and only Assembly nothing but Assembly.
Assembly Language : Assembly Language is low level programming language but very complicated. One can instruct a machine hardware or software using Assembly language. Reverse Engineers uses Assembly language, and if you want to learn Reverse Eng, you must need to know Assembly Language.
Thanks for reading my article, It is purely based on my knowledge few resources and advice by Security Researchers. If you've any doubt feel free to ask in comment.