today while trolling the usual places i found out that Back|Track has moved and version 4 is at final.
the site looks great, shiny, and new, so i decided to see if i could up my noob status by adding a guide i created for myself while wondering what to do one day. i decided to create the guide and publish it under the 'story' of 'hacking your neighbours', understandably the post was remove and i received warning for the breach, but it made me realise that the time of hacking being fun is over "for some" and respectability is the key question on minds. for me the title was a pun to all those that pop into irc asking about 'recovering their wep key'.
Thomas Wilhelm's book 'Professional Penetration Testing, Creating and Operating a formal Hacking lab' points out in very clear language that black-hat is out and white-hat 'qualification' is in, but i have never seen such a turn within a community, even before i understood the impact of easy to follow guides, spending many years search for them, running tools that 'hack the planet' only to find the reason for removing your AV was so machines would become infected and 'spam the planet'.
my guide is simple but the impact of wording within the post was enough to cause concern with the community moderators, should this be the case or should hacking be resold as hacking and the use of someone else's tools handed to the script kiddies, running malware infected tools that will aid black-hats continued growth of the zombie army's.
open discussion about tools and techniques without fear of social and or political recourse for someone who wants to understand more is the only way i can learn black-hat motivation that allows me the understanding required to protect what is mine, and to help others protect what is theirs.
i bring this question to you all here as the topic should be close to those that understand the benefit of telling a story, that one day could be a real threat.