Alright, now that I am back with the community, I am going to start writing stuff! YAAAY! I have 3 subjects that I want to cover: Stuff for beginners, cryptocurrencies, and my favourite: hardware hacking! Here is an explanation what each subject will be about:
Stuff for beginners:
Unlike what some of you on the IRC seemed to think at first sight, this series isn't intended to be a "how do I hack my gf's facebook account plz" kinda series. No, not at all!
0x00sec has a lot of cool people here, but unfortunately, I don't think we appeal to be very welcoming to novices in hacking. A shame, because novices can learn a lot in this community of wonderful people! So that is why I want to write a series aimed specifically for those who are just starting out in hacking.
This series is supposed to be a stepping stone towards more advanced topics. In this series, I will try to guide the novices through the various phases of hacking and introduce them to common techniques like OSINT gathering and port scanning, while including practical examples on how it can be useful.
Again, this is not supposed to be a "how to skid" series like a lot of the people on the IRC seemed to fear at first. It is supposed to be a helping hand for novices to see the big picture. I know there is probably "newbie" material already on the internet, but I believe novices can benefit a lot by learning from OUR community.
Cryptocurrencies are a wonderful thing, and there is more than just bitcoin! Do you want to know how to mine altcoins? What are the different types of mining hardware availible on the market? How many altcoins are out there? And what is an altcoin to begin with? How does blockchain work? And what coin should I mine? I hope to answer all these questions in a cryptocurrency series!
Hardware hacking & circuitry:
A lot of you know I am deeply passionate about electricity and electronics. A lot more so than with cyber security in fact. And I hope to make another series on how to use hardware to your advantage in a world that is dependant on electricity to function properly. In this series, you won't only learn to understand hardware, you'll learn to understand the world. Some of the subjects I will cover are:
- The basic laws of electricity.
- Reversing firmware from common microcontrollers.
- How a computer Actually works under the CPU cap.
- How to use different components, and what they do.
During this, you'll learn the underlying principles of the following:
- Phone chargers.
- Audio amplifiers.
- The electricity grid.
- Power plants
- And more!
This is quite a lot of content. So much in fact, that I must prioritize on one subject, which is why I made this thread! What do you think I should prioritize on? I am happy to write about all 3, so go ahead and vote below! You can also comment to explain why it is interesting to you and what you would like to see!
- Stuff for beginners
- Hardware hacking & circuitry
And what about the CTF thing? That is something for the future, because unlike what I thought, it is quite difficult to do: Get a proper mic, get a good VM suited for the video and one that I can handle, Some little editing... So yeah, this can take a while.