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I am a thorough newbie in computer security but the Google chrome exploit reward has gotten me interested in computer security and I would like to know what is an ideal starting point for one interested in computer security..It may be a reading list, a tutorial etc I just want so

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Welcome to Information Security! Unfortunately, your question as it stands is very vague and un-targeted and so is likely to be closed. Perhaps if you could clarify the question with some more background information, and target it towards a specific aspect of exploit research that you're interested in learning about, it might be more useful. Please also read our faq. If you have questions about the site or how to write an acceptable post, feel free to ask in meta or our chat room. –  Iszi May 23 '12 at 14:44
Hi cobie, I agree with @Iszi (and echo his sentiment of welcome). Of course, you could just wander around this site, I'm sure you will pick up a lot here too. –  AviD May 23 '12 at 14:46
Learn to program and throughly understand the related technologies -- what happens at each level when code executes. Read about common causes of vulnerabilities: eval user input (e.g., SQL injection), buffer overflows, race conditions, bypassing poorly designed security protections, etc. Read through source code with a critical eye specifically for implementation of security critical features (e.g., chrome's sandbox). As for reference WAHH or OWASP top 10 are good starts for web apps. –  dr jimbob May 23 '12 at 16:16
Chrome is literally one of the most difficult applications to hack on the planet right now. You can't just start with the best. You need to become an amazing programmer, then look at existing testing platforms like Peach Fuzz, Dom Hanoi, and there are many others. –  Rook May 23 '12 at 17:09
@Rook...thanks alot for the pointers –  cobie May 23 '12 at 17:51
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closed as not a real question by Iszi, AviD May 23 '12 at 14:45

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