Open Source Software & Linux OS’s
Be 1% better every day. Learning never exhausts the mind, so don’t stop now! Join in the journey of the “internet of things”, which is a rapidly changing complex beast, (leaving you in the cold if you stray to far from the flame) but some of the greatest minds, found ways to simplify even the most complex ideas, making it accessible for millions of people around the globe to share in its value.
My curiosity and passion for technology has allowed me to enjoy many hours on the keyboard, problem solving countless issues on a hardware level through to systems and software. I regularly research security related IT topics and highly recommend books such as “The Browser Hacking Handbook”, “Practical Malware Analysis”, “Red Team Field Manual”, “Anti-Hacker Tool Kit”, “Malware Forensics Field Guide For Windows/Linux”, “The Hacker Playbook” & anything by Lenny Zeltser. This will give an idea of how vast the attack platforms are or even how to recognise/analyse malware.
My latest journey has been with the Linux Kernel Distributions. To take a paragraph from Linuxfoundation.org.
More than 20 years ago, Linus Torvalds sparked an open source revolution with a short email declaring he was doing a new project “just for fun.” Today, Linux powers 98% of the world’s super computers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide and tens of millions of Android mobile phones and consumer devices. In short, Linux is everywhere.” Although it does not have a great deal of following with desktop users, it is widely used with tablets, smartphones, embedded devices, and servers.
Linux is available in so many flavours that first time users will quickly become overwhelmed if they do not do their research before transitioning from a Microsoft Windows OS. But with a little help, they can be well on their way to exploring the beautiful world of Linux.
We heavily rely on computers in our day to day life and must remember to be vigilant with how we interact with our online world. Rogue Apps, Vulnerable websites, Spyware, Malware, Trojans, Network Intrusions and Social Engineering are just some of the threats that are present in our forever changing IT world.
Bug chasing is fun.