Infosec blog, ramblings about things, generally just wanting to educate, opinions are either my own or used as reference. Might as well assume nothing is true, but with a little knowledge and reference, you should be able to test to prove for yourselves. That's the goal anyway.
away from the tech
You know, I find myself often curious about the world. I find myself wondering what topology is used to inform the state about car specifics so they can print a little tag for you. I find myself curious how to poll cell towers for gps locations of people at another tower. I find myself curious about the atm protocol and how atms (machines/systems) work. I find myself picking apart nfc devices to find what their data is and wanting to write these to something else. If these activities seem criminal to you, then I guess I am a criminal. Oh, you want me to get licensed to be able to do these things with a magnifying glass waiting for me to fuck up? Why allow myself to be beaten out of existence?
At a young age, I found myself interested in taking things apart and studying them. As a kid it seems like innocent curiosity and no one cares when a kid makes a new method for absorption and storage of ambient/static energy. Well, some people cared, but only because people pushed it under their face. If an adult did such experiments they would be jailed. This is the sad reality of the world we live in. The modern era.
As a young child I read the words of people like mentor and all the blackgate archives. I wasn’t quite versed enough in modem commands for my family's win3.11 to be able to connect before it was shut down. I didn’t have access to the technology or the books or the resources to do it myself. I needed to hunt and i would always wind up short.
Modern ages, I spend more time on telnet bbs than on facebook, several implementations have dumped ssl over telnet for a sense of privacy and that’s a pretty sexy setup. Some use ssh and jail tf out of it. Others use php,js,etc... for web forums and bulletin boards. I don’t have nearly the same trouble finding information now as I once did, my issues now are how to search for it and banging my head on the desk to reword my query until it works.
Modern ages, I am treated as blackballed from multiple groups not for political affiliation but because my desire to learn is not bound by local laws. Everyone wants to boast about whites hats vs black hats but they dont realize that to be a blackhat means to be blackballed from their petty groups. Their thugs are law abiding enough to stay paid while ours just look to survive. Grey hat was invented so it made the distinction that everyone assumed true in that blackhat meant definitively criminal and grey hat was a white hat willing to bend the rules. Make no mistake, if you aren’t a thug for the white hats, you are cast aside. Your information pool is sparse. Innovate or die.
Modern ages, I find myself thinking differently than other people in my field. I'd rather have the information than the credentials, I'd rather have the data than the money or the fancy blog. But here we are. I am clearly weaponized with a blog, as you read this. To take someone out of the blackballed masses and give them a job, there is a certain level of problems you must understand.
I am loyal to those who hired me, as they pay for my family.
I am unwavering on the idea that money may be nice but the work is better. Sorry for all you who say never work for free, sometimes people enjoy their work.
Employers of mine are informed that I am not some pre-scripted bot and that my methods functionally evolve with every investigation into anything. Like every human. This is the power that we hold. Not some heavily regulated unarticulated nonsense script for the braindead to follow.
Oh, your infosec groups need more people? You can't keep up with attacks? Ever once think that is because your kind blackballed us for so long we simply don’t care?
For the future of mankind, we will continue to provide free information until all information is up the the person who chooses to parse or absorb it.
For the future of the internet: $25/sdr, $40/pi3, $20(ish)/sd card. The future of the internet is distributed control back to operators and away from isps. If you don't want to be left behind, go earn $100 and get these supplies and some booze.
The future of cryptonets/darknets: we will prevail.
That is all.
Now lets dump some images, why not? I mean, the internet is not a big truck right? It's not something you just dump stuff on. It's a series of tubes.
Today I just want to rant about some lessons I've learned recently. For starters, on a philosophy level there will always be a sense of each student teaches the next generation. This has remained for a fair amount of time and today I see few people recognize this. Therefor I find it is my duty to inform anyone who bothers to listen. It's becoming more and more noticeable that people will get praised for doing truly minimal work, if they simply keep at it until they do it. While others get no praise trying to go and do more than whats needed. To me, hard work isn't busting your ass on a computer for 13 hours, it's redoing a metal root in the middle of summer for 13 hours. So I find that praise for minor accomplishments mean very very little to me, but apparently means something to others. I've witnessed other people with a real work ethic get into these situations too as of late. In the end, duty becomes more meaningful than work if work is just business. The lesson…
Okay, so I know I've discussed it before a few times, but it really annoys me when kids are all uppity about wanting to be gangsters, or their idea of gangsters rather. Yes, now days thugs come in dweebie little twitter thugs posting on zone-h thinkin' they're the hottest act around, all the way to hoodlums arrested 6 times for armed robbery of the exact same store. lol. If this is your idea of gangster life, you're in for a rude awakening. For that matter, if everyone over 30, including every other thug who's ever walked your neighborhood, avoids you and your friends like the plague, you're in for a rude awakening. So lets discuss syndication as it applies to criminal world, and compare those ideals to the "thug life" trivialities.
I would like to start with the obvious errors first, gangsters versus thugs. Gangsters are people who join together for an organized effort, a gang of people if you will, and focus their lives heavily on their group. A thug…
I would like to express a few minor words in the only format I know how. Plain text. If you're here for infosec stuff, I'll get to that towards the bottom. Philosophy before technology.
When talking with people recently, a feat I rarely perform anymore, I found myself questioning why they would consider me smart. I have no college degree, I am not a master in some form or fashion. I'm just another kid who studied the world around him. In retrospect, when you know more than the people around you, one topic or many, you appear wiser than you are. As for me, I see that the only way to live life is without the mindset to mimic or clone. People say the smarter many can use less words and in this I am vastly closer towards idiotic. But I have a problem with leaving things unexplained. In one example, I was asked to explain an issue. To most this seems like no problem, they just explain what they know. For me, I explain what I know and how I know it, ways…