I have been infatuated with computers ever since my father brought home our first one in the late 80’s.  Just learning to navigate DOS to launch my favorite games made me feel like a 1337 h@x0r.  Around 2005 I stumbled across an article on how to crack WEP encryption.  When I was able to follow the instructions and see my own wireless password displayed on the terminal I realized that hacking was not some mystical dark art, but something that could actually be done in the real world by dedicated people with a passion.  Since then I have been pursuing IT security and ethical hacking as an enthusiast while working as a systems engineer.  While I do have some certifications from Offensive-Security.com I do not consider myself an expert in any way.  The site is called hacker novice for a reason.

I started this blog for a couple of reasons.  First and foremost I am making an effort to dive back into learning new IT security topics and I would like a place to keep notes and walkthroughs to reference later.  Also other people’s blogs have been invaluable in my quest for knowledge.  Maybe my novice stumbling’s will help some other aspiring techie to get started with learning about the real methods that hackers use.

I do not condone doing anything illegal with your computer.  For all of my testing and learning I will use publicly available tools built for that purpose.

My Credentials

OSCP – Offensive Security Certified Professional

OSCE- Offensive Security Certified Expert

Some Microsoft Stuff

A degree in Information Technology Computer Networking Systems

IT Professional since 2004