"how did" and its spelled "you"...
How did I, umm I've been around computers since I was 1-2, got my first when I was 3. After a while things started coming together, it started with cracking games and everything.
Where did I learn, well it was at my desktop in Portland actually.
I learned by just trial and error, I lived in Portland growing up and there aren't that many bbs', even then.
good luck on the 512 bit encryption, it does exist but even the government takes a lot more time to crack that then 10 minutes.
Taking the admin's nude photo has nothing to do with hacking, its called stalking.
By the way, shorten your signature.