[ Hacker Night School ] :: Encoding to and Decoding from Base64 Format

Glenn Norman

This is post 1 of 17 in the series “[ Hacker Night School ]” There’s a form of hiding data that isn’t exactly encryption; it’s just simple encoding into another format that most people won’t be able to read. FTP passwords, for example, are encoded in FileZilla using Base 64 format. You can get fancy …

Is hacking eventually going to be your job (you hope)? Know the job search aggregators.

Social Networking

Everyone here knows I invite contributor articles on several topics, including finding jobs and work. What Vanessa Fardi has to say below is useful on several levels. One, the service she reps is Nuevoo, a job search aggregator that’s pretty big around the world, particularly for non-English speakers, and it’s certainly worth looking at. On …

Fascinating article, perhaps real: “He Was a Hacker for the NSA and He Was Willing to Talk. I Was Willing to Listen.”

Glenn Norman

Mr. Robot has spawned or reinforced a dozen stereotypes about hacker-types. A lot of them are pretty unfortunate, like the association of hacking with mental illness. This article goes deep on a reporter’s interviews with a post-CIA hacker willing to talk about “the business.” https://theintercept.com/2016/06/28/he-was-a-hacker-for-the-nsa-and-he-was-willing-to-talk-i-was-willing-to-listen/

[ Hacker Night School ] :: [ Hiding Your Ass ] :: [ Using a Proxy Server ]

Glenn Norman
This entry is part 6 of 17 in the series [ Hacker Night School ]

One of the trickiest things about hacking is knowing what kind of anonymity tool to use, when. If what you are doing involves only the Internet (i.e. web pages and web sites), the right anonymity tool is a proxy server. “Proxy” means “stand-in” or “intermediary” (look it up; research is your specialty, right?), and a …

[ Hacker Night School ] Being Anonymous: VPNs

Glenn Norman
This entry is part 7 of 17 in the series [ Hacker Night School ]

Sometimes you can go about your business out in the open, on the Internet and everywhere. But sometimes you don’t want to be seen. It’s a good thing there are lots of privacy apps and options. It’s a bad thing that most people don’t know when – and why – to use a particular tool. …

Swarm Steps — The Cheatsheet For Social Change

Rob Sutherland

This weeks’ guest post is by Rob Sutherland, Coder, Analyst, Writer, SF Fan. Derived from ‘Swarmwise’ by Rick Falkvinge and edited and formatted by Rob Sutherland, this article offers some terrific insights into how groups form and accomplish goals. Isn’t that what we’re trying to do here? What is a Swarm? A swarm is a …