So, if you’ve been following this blog for a while (there aren’t many, but I do know of a couple) you may have just seen a whole bunch of infosec/ctf/hacking-related content added to the site.
No, my blog hasn’t been hacked.
No, I’m not a skript kiddie.
No, I don’t illegally access sites or servers I don’t have permission to access.
Yes, I do consider myself a hacker – but in the true sense of the word. Someone who uses hardware and software for purposes they were not originally designed for. Not the meaning of the word used by the media – someone who accesses systems illegally.
Yes, I do operate a small Information Security group – aimed at fostering knowledge and understanding of information security issues.
Yes, I am involved with assessing security of software as part of my full-time software development role.
Yes, I often undertake CTF challenges on the weekends.
Yes, I am aiming to move into a role with more involvement in Information Security in the future.
No, I will not hack your ex-girlfriends Facebook, and nor do I know anyone who can.
I was starting to operate a small blog hosted on WordPress.com to host all my CTF and security related content, but it was then becoming a little annoying to have this blog sitting here, only hosting brewing content. I can’t see a reason why it can’t do both, so I imported all the images and content over here.
So, from here on there won’t be ONLY homebrewing posts, I’ll be posting on information security related topics too. There are a stack of homebrewers who are in the IT industry too, so I think that content will also be kind of interesting for some of you anyway. Likewise, InfoSec people are often basically functioning alcoholics too – so they’ll probably get something from the homebrewing content too 🙂