Pete Herzog removed my name as contributor on every lesson on Hacker Highschool

Glenn Norman

Just amazing. Pete Herzong of ISECOM has removed my name from the list on contributors on every lesson of Hacker Highschool – even though I was a volunteer, contributor and eventually Project Manager over the course of six years and produced the first 11 lessons. Now that’s the way to treat a contributor to an …

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

Glenn Norman

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 and learn to encode/decode manually, but if you run into a encoded password, here’s …

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

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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.”

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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 26 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 …