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I taught myself programming on a recycled Compaq 9071GL running Mandrake at the tender age of 12 and have been debating compilers ever since.


Feb
15
awarded  Scholar
Feb
15
answered Anti-virus and network ports?
Feb
14
answered Secure to install DHCP and gateway services on the same machine?
Feb
13
answered What's your opinion (based on your experience with) Sandbox apps to isolate Windows programs?
Feb
12
answered How Secure is JungleDisk?
Feb
12
answered The network routes A.com and sub.A.com so differently
Feb
12
comment Being a more attractive job candidate - Certs XOR Degree
I've gotten my CCSP without a day in the classroom. You can do any cert without ever getting in a classroom, At least for Cisco. I didn't intend to come across as arrogant, I think I'm pretty objectively qualified for the average Junior Sysadmin job (Feel free to disagree), and indeed thats a component of what I do now.
Feb
12
comment Being a more attractive job candidate - Certs XOR Degree
I absolutely agree that many programmers aren't apt IT Admins, but I wasn't limiting this to an IT admin scope, I meant to be more broad. On the flipside, I don't think the idea that you can be a competent Sysadmin without programming experience is all there. Its impossible to affirmatively account for security flaws and 'hacking' technique without having a solid background in at least C - but thats the security bias coming through.
Feb
12
comment Being a more attractive job candidate - Certs XOR Degree
The capitalization thing has been stuck with me since I first picked up using CamelCase, Unfortunately I've never been provoked into change, throughout highschool it never bothered any of my English teachers so I never changed it.
Feb
12
comment Being a more attractive job candidate - Certs XOR Degree
To be less vague, I've never coded games, I've done something you might call a rootkit. Perhaps the 'gaming' industry was a bit of a stretch when I said it. I should say real world trading industry, bots which aren't detected by PID scanning or memdumping+diff, DLL caching or the like.
Feb
12
awarded  Student
Feb
11
awarded  Supporter
Feb
11
answered Are there any good free Cisco router simulators out there?
Feb
11
answered How to test passwords against a word list with fuzzing
Feb
11
comment Access control: Windows vs Linux
@John - I meant procedurally, In Linux, All you have to do is hijack stored EIP, spawn bash with a getuid(setuid()) wrapper and in 99.9% of non-ASLR'd/StackGuarded cases, You're ready to go. If you've ever written B0Fs in Win32/64, You're aware of the token issues which are trivial yet annoying and frequently disrupt stack smashing attempts, Among other protection mechanisms which MS implements. Also, AFAIK, In late, Use-After-Frees have been SUBSTANTIALLY more popular to exploit in Microsoft Applications (Presumably because of the /GS switch). Apologies for the ambiguity.
Feb
11
answered Access control: Windows vs Linux
Feb
10
answered IIS6 Double-Encoding: Still a Security Vulnerability?
Feb
10
answered Is packet sniffing for passwords on a fully switched network really a concern?
Feb
10
awarded  Editor
Feb
10
awarded  Teacher