So, You Got Access to a *nix system… Now What?

September 1, 2020
Note to Reader: For simplicity, I will be referring to all Unix, Linux, and other Unix-like systems simply as *nix, unless a specific distinction needs to be made. As a pentester, you will likely come across a *nix system at some point. If you are like many of the people I have worked with and...

A Beginner’s Guide to Staying Safe/Anonymous Online

May 21, 2020
What is OSINT? It is probably safe to assume you have heard of OSINT at some point (Open Source INTelligence). However, if you have not, it can very generally be described as the collection and analysis of data gathered from publicly accessible sources. People who perform OSINT have a wide variety of sources they can...
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Of Failure and Success

October 30, 2018
  Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. — Oscar Wilde   Over the course of a year, I watch many InfoSec conference presentations whether in person at the conference or via a recording on YouTube, I read a multitude of amazing blog articles, and I follow and read the messages of many...
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How Can I Become A Pentester?

September 21, 2018
After I tell someone that I am a pentester or that I work in InfoSec, the most common question I get asked is if I can help them fix their computer. The second most common question I get is, “How can I become a pentester?” My answer is usually fairly concise and to the point,...
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