Hello to the Null Byte Community!
Hello, Null Byters. I'm Barrow, and I'm excited to introduce myself as the new admin here on Null Byte. Just like previous admins have done before me, I will be writing new guides, updating older guides if they need it, and responding to some of your issues in the forum. Before I get started with any of that, though, I wanted to talk a little bit about myself and the future of Null Byte.
In my time in IT, I've developed software, conducted numerous penetration tests, and administered far too much Linux. I'm partial to Arch Linux or Fedora on the desktop and CentOS or RHEL on the server, and prefer the terminal to the GUI in most cases. I love a clever exploit chain, but always prefer a simple, fast exploit. Lastly, I'm a firm believer that time is money.
My goal for Null Byte is simple: to help everyone learn to be a better a pentester. Null Byte already has quite a wealth of information thanks to OccupyTheWeb, and I intend to continue the tradition of clear and concise tutorials that are just as useful to beginners as they are to seasoned professionals.
Right now, I plan on doing a series on hacking with a Mac, since there seems to be very little for Mac users in Null Byte. I will also be covering Kali Linux, some Python scripting for hackers, privilege escalation, attack targeting, enumeration, exploits, post exploitation, new tools, and the methodologies of conducting a pentest. Pentesting is a puzzle, so I want to lay out all the pieces and let the community put them together.
One thing I'm really looking forward to is hearing from you. There is a large group of people here from differing backgrounds with differing skill sets, so you are what makes Null Byte the unique site that it is. Some of you are already submitting wonderful guides to this site, and I want to continue to encourage you to do so and will do my best to highlight the ones that meet or exceed the quality of standards.
Also, I'm particularly interested in what kind of articles you would like to see as this site moves forwards. What kind of news are you interested in? CVEs? IoTs? Data breaches? What kind of exploits would you like to see? What tools are giving you a hard time? What concepts are you having trouble with?
These kinds of insights lead to better guides and a stronger community all around. Together, we will continue to learn, grow, hack, and have some fun along the way!
Looking forward to working with you.