Who are you?
Hello 0x00sec, I'm Steven. I am a recent grad from my Computing Science Degree and a short internship. I'm aware of my gap of knowledge in infosec and everything computers in general. The more I learn, the starker the comparison of my knowledge and vast amounts there is to learn. So I want to absorb as much as possible. The dream, of course ,is getting into the infosec industry. After falling in love with Linux during school and realizing video games are better as a hobby and I can actually help people defend themselves and their businesses in the cyber realm.
Can you program? If yes, what languages?
At best intermediately. I started with Java, developed a little for Android, and used python for some course work. I have dabbled in bash and MIPS assembly, my strongest languages being C and increasingly C++.
How'd you find us?
I follow some prominent hackers/infosec folk on Twitter and one of them linked to this site. I lurked for a bit, found lots of interesting articles (especially the "How to Start in Infosec" articles), and decided to join.
How long have you been interested in computers/infosec?
I had always been more willing to explore what a program or computer can do than those around me. Got to High School and took a camp that taught basics in programming and found I liked it. Went to University and found I had just touched the surface let alone scratched it. Infosec came within the last few years when I thought I would like to help as many people as I can and might as well use my interests to do that. Had a chance to go to Black Hat two years ago, and that became the beginning of my history.