Learning quite a bit about website security

I had no idea it was so easy to hack a website.  And it seems to make no difference to hackers that there’s nothing worth the effort!  I’ve checked my stats and it’s amazing how many times exploiters will try to gain access, for seemingly no reason.  There’s nothing worth hacking this site for, yet there are always attempts.

I’m thinking now that these attempts, many of them anyway, are folks just trying things out to see if they can do it.  I’ve been taking classes in ethical hacking and penetration testing, and while I’m certainly far from an expert, I can see the challenge, and understand the desire to just try!

My husband has forbidden me from hacking his system.  LOL!  I can log into his system any time I like!  But IT’S NOT THE SAME!  Being able to do it like a hacker is a challenge I am  thinking about all the time!  Nothing on there is private from me anyway, but it’s the principle of the thing!  Can I do it? I’m going to try, but not for a few weeks.  I need to know more.

It’s like a dare to a young kid!  Dare I? 

Been Exploring Ethical Hacking Courses

I’ve completed several classes, although my very own technology is too poor to actually do anything hacking wise, it’s been a very new different eye-opener.  I’ve learned many things, and also, ways to protect myself and my home systems from hacking.

While I know I will always be vulnerable, I’m not as easily fooled as I once was, and if I ever get a newer more powerful system, I will be able to begin to track down hackers.  I’d love to be able to do that.

Of course, I might not even live long enough to do the stuff I’d like to do, since I’m already so old, but learning keeps my younger than I feel.

I’d recommend Zaid Sabih of ZSecurity.org on Udemy.com as an absolutely fabulous teacher!  He is repetitious, and patient!  Complete, and detailed!

Also, I like Nathan House, as he keeps in touch, and lets students know about current issues.

It’s been fabulous, guys!

Now, onto the last one, website hacking.

Starting again….

Let’s see if I can keep this thing going for more than a week!  There’s a ton of stuff to do now that I’m no longer homeschooling, and not even sure where to start.  I’m finishing up my udemy.com classes, and learning stuff there all the time.  Keeping abreast of current events controversy using threadreaderapp.com now, as it has tons of stuff to discover.

Might actually go back to doing some artwork, but right now, that’s pretty iffy, because there’s a ton of stuff that requires my attention first.

But first, the old BRAIN has to start up each day….duh….and stay working long enough for some accomplishments.