I am taking a programming class next school year (high school), and I would like to know whether C++ or Java is more conducive to hacking in general. Perhaps I will use Linux. This is important to me, because it is the beginning of my career.
In a world without walls and fences; who needs windows and gates?
C++ is still very much the industry standard for much programming. Learn it and you will have an inside track on most programs. Java I can not see helping much in the way of hacking. Sun took many precautions for security while developing it.