It would be a good idea to test your system hacking skills on systems that are not production systems.
But who has time to create systems with a few vulnerabilities?
Well it is vulnhub.com
Here is Bwapp which you can download which is actually a vmware instance of a vulnerable application which can be “test” attacked.
Also like the following:
This system has a shellshock vulnerability and is very easy to hack (I can copy the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow/ file right off the system without a userid).
Better to test your hacking skills on these types of platforms rather than live systems which could affect people running their day-to-day operations.
Contact Us if you need help in setting up a test lab.