The best way to learn is simply by doing. That is how we learned to hack.

We were young. Like all hackers who came before us, and all of those who will come after, we were driven by an uncontrollable, burning curiosity to understand how things worked. We were mostly playing computer games, and by age 12 we decided to learn how to build software of our own. We learned how to program in Visual Basic and PHP from library books and practice.

From our understanding of software development, we quickly discovered that these skills allowed us to find other developers’ mistakes. We shifted from building to breaking, and hacking has been our passion ever since. To celebrate our high school graduation, we took over a TV station’s broadcast channel ...

Get Real-World Bug Hunting now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.