It's been a while, since I have just started High School.
I have put a hiatus to my pentesting for a few weeks, and now, I am making a return. I have taken time to read about code, (even did a research article analysis on how humans can write "beautiful" code and something like that) and pentesting, but never made a full return. I will be occasionally coming back for a while.
As a freshman, I have taken another step on the ladder of what is known as my ultimate "plan". I of course, want to be a professional pentester, possibly start a company and a charity similar to Offensive Security, and hack for the good of the world.
So I wanted to get to know a little more about you guys. The people that have really helped me in my career choice in life. A lot of people are surprised when they realize a 14-yr old like me know quite a handful about pentesting and computers, so I really owe a huge debt to all of you guys.
- How old are you? What is your story when it came to hacking/pentesting? Are you going to pursue a full-time career in pentesting or a career similar to it? And if you already have one, or close to getting one, what did you do to reach it?
- I know that I am young, and that I am quite "limited". That means that I cannot take a lot of certifications, courses, training, etc to BECOME a pentester. What are some things I can do? I know that I can take A++, Linux+, and all those other CompTIA certifications, but what are some stuff I can do to help initiate a career in pentesting, as well as teach me more about it, help me get to know others who share common interests, and the best, MAKE ME LOOK GOOD TO THE COLLEGES (for eg. such as at school, where I can create a club, etc.) Academically, I am off on the right foot. I have some really good programs at school, and I am in some pretty good classes with a lot of amazing teachers.
- What does hacking mean to you? What can you do when you encounter script kiddies, and those who always threaten to log your IP and etc etc? I feel as if I have a general morale of the art and integrity of hacking, I will be more motivated for it, and I think that that is what is going for you guys as well, so I want to know what it means to you.
- Do you set goals? I am still learning, and I sometimes, up to a point, just don't know what path to go. What to do
Anything else? Anything you would like to know about me? What are some other things I can do?
Thank you so much, and it is great being back on Null-Byte!