So guys, I've made an introduction before, but the site has changed so much since then, there is even a new format for the introductions! Also, a lot of peeps have joined since the early days of 0x00sec, who are probably thinking "who the hell is that guy who seems like a staff member, but in reality isn't?". I now want to make an updated introduction of myself, following the new guidelines.
Who are you?
I am Phoenix750, a 17 year old EE (electrical engineering) student from Belgium, and I am the oldest member in this community. By "oldest" I am not talking about my age, but about the time I've been with the "null community": I've been at 0x00sec since the start of it, and I've been at Null-Byte (the place on which 0x00sec was based) for almost 2 years. So in total I've been here for a good 2.5 years! Longer than either of the 3 "founding fathers" of 0x00sec or any other active member (to date). I was once a moderator on 0x00sec, but I quit the function myself because of personal reasons. This is why I often talk to new people in the community to help them, even though I'm not an official staff member.
Can you program? If yes, what languages?
Short answer: no.
Long answer: I am a person mostly focused on hardware hacking and electricity, and therefore I don't find the joys in making software. The great feeling you get when you solve a problem in software that so many people of you talk about all the time... I don't experience it. Or atleast, not to the extent that keeps me focused on learning programming 24/7. You know, I am used to see shit blow up in my face and see lightning arcs fly across my room (yes, that happens) when I fuck something up, but with programming, you don't have such cool effects. Just a compiler telling you "syntax error hurr durr". Long answer short: I don't find much joy in learning programming. However, Over the years I've been into infosec, which automatically learnt me a few things. I would say I am somewhat fluent in Python and Bash, granted that I have documentation to help me out, and I know some very basic C/C++ and ASM (with very basic, I mean very very basic. I don't even understand pointers lol).
How'd you find us?
I was one of the people who helped make this community, been here since the start (bad 'ol GitHub repo days, never forget).
How long have you been interested in computers/infosec?
I have been into computers and infosec for a good 4 years now. I started learning infosec after I saw the dramatic effects it can have (i.e. the Snowden leaks or Stuxnet, especially Stuxnet). However, I am an electronics/hardware person. And how long have I been doing hardware hacking? Since I was a little kid, probably around 6. I was the kid who would tear apart a video recorder I found at the dumping place in order to see it's inner workings, or who would later on tear apart another one and rebuild it, but as a clock and not a video recorder. A true hacker basically. I am however trying my best to learn programming, though!
So if you have any questions on hardware, PM me!
Anyway guys, this was my updated introduction following the new guidelines. Have a nice day.