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#30DaysOfSecurityTesting – Task X

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All previous posts in this series: I, II, XXX

The task for today: Read and Learn about Ethical hacking

My way to learn about the topic was to read the story how Troy Hunt started his career in web security and how he became a content creator for ethical hacking certifications. After reading the story you may want to browse other articles written by him.

Another great thing (even I do not agree to everything, it is still very good) created by Troy: Internet Security Basics for those, not so much into security.

#30DaysOfSecurityTesting – Task XXX

30 Discover the difference between White, Grey, and Black Hat Hacking

This task is not a real challenge for me, but challenge is a challenge, so here is a summary:

Black Hats see hacking as an intellectual challenge, they have drive to outsmart others and see stolen money as a reward for their skills.

White Hats are called also as ethical hackers. They use the same methods of hacking as black hats, but they do it with permission of the owners. For example, @mikko is a white hat hacker.

Grey Hats in my understanding are kids, who have skills, like to play with those, but behave careless or are not aware of law or ethical issues.

So far so good. Now time for one of my learning sources – YouTube :)

“wild pleasure of exploration”, “the pope is currently not available”

 

#30DaysOfSecurityTesting – Task II

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Day two: select and read a book related to security testing

Selection part is easy – my choice: “How to break web software” by Andrews and Whittaker. To read is easy to, but to read cover-to-cover will take some time :)

#30DaysOfSecurityTesting – Task I

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Ministry of testing organizes another challenge: 30 days of security testing. I like challenges in general and even I am not a security tester, I am privately interested in the topic. In my opinion, everybody should be. Week ago I bet with my colleague that in less than five years, a health of individual digital privacy will be a standard. …or robots will rule the world and we will have no privacy at all.

Today is the first day of the challenge: Read a security blog

Here is my very short list of security blogs:

What I read today? Since I learned a lesson do not to click a button, I am aware of ransomware. This week on news on local radio I heard that in Germany hackers attack companies who are looking for new employees. They send application with CV in the attachment, which is not readable at first. And then there is the button. The rest you can imagine. Stories about attacked hospital, police offices and here is a new ransomware story about a locked in hotel guests.

At the end, some ideas how to protect yourself from ransomware. And of course: do NOT click the button!

 

~UPDATE with another links to web security related blogs~

30DayChallenge – part III

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11. TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR TEAM

It is July. Most of my team is on vacation. I am counting days till I go on my summer vacation. Difficult time to make team photo. But I decided that two members of team is also a team. My colleague agreed that photo of us will be uploaded on web. As we went for a walk after lunch I asked someone to take a picture. Funny that the person found feature on my phone, which I did not know existed: one click = 40 photos.

2. TAKE A PHOTO OF SOMETHING YOU ARE DOING AT WORK

I really like my workspace, that is why I wanted to make photo of it. I share the office with other three of my colleagues. We have a lot of greens and pictures of our vacations on the walls.

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This is hybris backend view – my daily screen to check how system is working.

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4. SHARE A TESTING BLOG POST WITH A NON-TESTER

I shared with my frontend developer blog post about Chrome extensions. We did lately a lot of element scripting together and really like how handy is CSS Viewer.

30DayChallenge – part II

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3. LISTEN TO A TESTING PODCAST

I listened to Joe Colantonio Test Talk #96: Software Testing as a Martial Art with David Greenlees. And I found out that I like to listen to podcasts if it is a dialogue.

Update with my challenges.

22.SHARE YOUR FAVOURITE TESTING TOOL

One of my favourite testing tools is bug magnet . Created by Gojko Adzic. You can start using bug magnet by simply installing Firefox or Chrome add-on.

18.FIND A BROKEN LINK. AND REPORT IT

Link was found, reported it and it is already fixed. I happen to find broken links in tester websites/blogs. I guess it just a thing what we do. If you find something broken in my digital home – please let me know it. Thanks!

5.DOWNLOAD A MOBILE APP, FIND 5 BUGS AND SEND THE FEEDBACK TO THE CREATOR

This is really tough! Five bugs in one app used by thousends… nja.. The best what I found so far was: IllegalStateException: Failure saving state: active

 

30DayChallenge

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I love challenges! So it was natural for me that even I am going on 4 week vacation on July, I will participate 30DayChallange organised by Ministry Of Testing aka call to do THINGS and STUFF and not loose energy in meaningless fights.

Here is my progress so far:

1.Buy one testing related book and read it by day 30

I bought a book and I start to read a book, it is just not the same book. The book I ordered is stuck somewhere on its way to me, so I checked my eBook “shelf”, blow the dust and will read “The Secrets of Consulting” by Gerald Weinberg.

16.Go to a non-testing event

I attended local Software Craftsmanship meet-up. The topic was Elastic Search with Kibana. Not really my cup of tea, but I learned a new tool, met people out of my circle and saw how developers organise their meet-ups.

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17.Find and share a quote that inspires you

The way how I feel and do things is very active. I came lately to conclusion that I need lean back and rethink – is this really something where I want to invest my time and energy? That is why my current quote is:

don’t feed what you don’t want to see grow

23.Help someone test better

I have a colleague who is great tester, but did not believe herself. I willed to help her to become better and more aware of her skills. We started reading club. It works pretty good and we are now more connected, because via sharing our thought on the book, we learn how each of us think and notice. Our latest session was on Thursday and afterwards we both agreed to make an experiment and do pair testing together for #30DaysChallenge. I am really looking forward to it!

30.Give someone positive feedback

This is another thing what I intentionally do on daily bases – I give feedback and I try to find something positive. I do not know how about you, but I constantly get negative feedback. I do not know, may be people think something bad will happen if they will say something positive… At the beginning I thought that everything what I do is bad. It took me long time to build confidence for my work. I learned that feedback and my work is not directly connected. Side effect of negative-feedback-community is – if you finally say something positive, people do not believe! This week we had retrospective in our development team and I told to my developers that I like to work with them together. They reaction was no reaction. So I continued with “It is not politeness, guys, I REALLY like to work with you!” At the end we all were laughing.

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