Hacking APIs with Alissa Knight

Or: Learn as much as you can about everything.

A jack of all trades is a master of none,
but often times better, than a master of one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VaHN4CG34w

Introduction

David Bombal interviewed Alissa Knight who gave a lot of good advice on anyone who wants to start with hacking — or especially hack APIs.

Although hacking is so much more than writing exploits, for hacking APIs you’d need programming skills.

There are also a good bunch of links to even more resources that were mentioned during the video.

You should definitely check it out.

Here is the link to the video.

Why finding exploits is helpful

Computers cannot write code themselves — yet.

Writing and finding exploits helps to improve computers and their software in the long run.

Therefore, hacking can be a useful skill that will be helpful in the years to come.

Do not look out for short-term gains.

This is definitely something that will take you some time to master.

Be motivated to learn and nobody can stop you

Alissa mentioned that she could teach you hacking.

But she cannot give you the energy and motivation to do it.

There are so many courses already out there available (for free and paid) that all it takes is some time and effort to watch and implement them.

Do not ask for the best course. Just start somewhere.

Do not get shiny object syndrome…

Conclusion

This short article — or whatever you gona call it — should motivate you to start. Do not wait any longer to feel ready.

It’s that simple.

“You want me to teach you 22 years of hacking in a two minute tik-tok video? We all need to get back and spend the time to read those books…” — Alissa Knight

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