Last month, I announced that we will begin to recognize those who display excellence here on Null Byte. There is a lot of great material being published here every day, and many people are working hard to make our community successful, so I want to recognize those that deserve it. Null Byte is rapidly becoming the most popular place on the web to learn hacking, and many of you have made that possible.
One of the many things we will be doing to recognize excellence and to help our community continue to grow and be successful is to anoint Null Byte Fellows. These are members of our community that have produced excellent content, have been extremely helpful in assisting newbies, and have contributed to the overall collegiality of our community.
In addition, we will begin to award outstanding articles with White Hat Awards for Technical Excellence, provide job and college recommendations, and coming this winter, White Hack Certifications that can certify our members' knowledge and competence at white hat hacking and pentesting.
The White Hat Fellows will continue to offer excellent content and assistance to our community. This designation simply recognizes what they have done in the past with hope that they will continue to be valuable Null Byte members in the future. Also, it means that other members of our community should look to them for answers, as they have consistently shown that they:
- have superior technical knowledge;
- contribute to the well being of our community;
- answer questions without being condescending;
- are good teachers.
In choosing this first group of our Null Byte Fellows, it was a tough decision, as so many have made significant and high-quality contributions to Null Byte. In this first group, I have limited the choices to just three. I am proud to announce that this group includes:
Ciuffy has produced numerous excellent articles for Null Byte, but I want to cite a few exemplary ones here. First, his recent article on how to build an Android kernel capable of putting a Wi-Fi adapter in monitor mode. Second, he published a wonderful series on how to attack the stack. Third is his widely-read guide on installing Kali on portable devices.
Ciuffy has been on Null Byte for quite awhile and has been here to patiently answer questions about his and other articles with knowledge and aplomb.
Thanks and congratulations, Ciuffy!
I really appreciate ghost_'s sage and wise advice to new hackers. Furthermore, ghost_ has produced, among other articles, a very helpful guide for newbies here called How to Post to Null Byte. ghost_ is like a gentle and wise big brother here on Null Byte, guiding and offering advice to newbies who are attempting to find their way through the hacker maze.
Thanks and congratulations, ghost_!
Phoenix750 has been terrific for answering so many questions here on Null Byte. He displays both knowledge and patience, a rare combination. In addition, he has created an excellent series on coding with C/C++ and just began a series I'm really excited about, Electricity & Electronics for Hackers. I also thought that Phoenix750's article about Freedom of Speech was especially thoughtful, well-researched, and made an important contribution to our community during a period of turmoil here at Null Byte.
Thanks and congratulations, Phoenix750!
Please take moment to congratulate and thank each of these three Null Byte Fellows. They certainly deserve it and they have played a key role in the overall growth and success of community here at Null Byte.
I also want to point out here were several honorable mentions including CyberHitchHiker (his knowledge of Wi-Fi hacking is encyclopedic), F.E.A.R. (who produced some excellent articles on Android hacking), Sergeant Sploit (who has produced many excellent scripting articles), and others, all of who have made important contributions here on Null Byte. I hope you will continue to do so and you are certainly on the short list for the next group of Null Byte Fellows.
These three are not the last of our Null Byte Fellows. I will consider appointing more Null Byte Fellows in the near future, so if I didn't choose you this time, please don't be disappointed. Keep making your important contributions and assisting your fellow community members and I will likely recognize your contributions in the near future.
Again, thank you and congratulations, Ciuffy, ghost_, and Phoenix750.