Penetration testing course: 0x02.4.1 What is the best programming language for hacking?

There isn’t a go-to programming language that is considered the best to use, so I’m not going to simply tell you one name, there’s no such secret recipe for developing security tools. It is much wiser instead to make a comparison between the most used programming languages and be ready to some flexibility. Technologies change and so we need to adapt; besides as you learn new things, you have a wider choice than you had before. Don’t be static, allow some dynamism, be willing to learn and improve your skills each and every time you get a chance to do it.

Penetration testing course: 0x02.4 Is programming important for hacking?

Long story short: yes, programming is important for being a good hacker or security professional. I’m sure you already wondered about the importance of programming if you are a beginner and if you are a professional you’ll often  shrug your shoulders when you see this question a lot or hear the answers. It’s a question that has been asked a …

New book: Beginner’s Guide to Information Security: Kickstart your security career with insight from InfoSec experts

I’m glad to announce that I am the co-author of the ebook “Beginner’s Guide to Information Security: Kickstart your security career with insight from InfoSec experts” published by Peerlyst, Inc and it is NOW available for order on Amazon! I want to personally thank Maria Behan for being an awesome editor and Limor Elbaz, Founder and Peerlyst’s CEO for coordinating …

OWASP AppSec Europe 2016 : a roundup

This year’s AppSec Europe was hosted in Rome, Italy and I decided to participate as a volunteer in order to help the OWASP organization and meet up with my friends of the Italian OWASP chapter. It was my first time at AppSec Europe and it was truly amazing. The event started with some hands on trainings running on 27th-28th-29th June …

Infosecurity Europe 2016 is approaching : what to see

WHAT Although Infosecurity Europe isn’t one of the events with the best technical talks, it is Europe’s largest information security event comprising vendors exhibitions and experts’ presentations. WHERE Infosecurity Europe will be held at Olympia London,Hammersmith Rd, London ,W14 8UX. If you are using public transports the nearest tube station is Kensington Olympia and if you prefer taking a bus the …

Penetration testing course: 0x02.3.2 Network software – OSI and TCP/IP reference models

The first computer networks were designed with the hardware as the main concern and the software as an afterthought. This strategy no longer works. Network software is now highly structured. In the following sections we examine the software structuring technique in some detail. Protocol Hierarchies To reduce their design complexity, most networks are organized as a stack of layers or …