My goal for this series is to inform you and shed new light on this most interesting dark sector of the IT world.
You should come away with new knowledge and ways to protect yourself and the company for which you work. Please enter the conversations, ask questions, provide your own experiences and where appropriate, toss out a few ideas of your own for future posts.
The series begins with an interview with the hacker's hacker and my personal hero: Kevin Mitnick.
The series continues with interviews, observations and on-going research into this realm. It also highlights my own hacking experiences with phone freaking, password cracking, airwave hijacking and social engineering.
As a bonus, I also include two stories of my first-hand experience of being hacked.
If you're interested in the underside of hacking, watch for my posts. And, as always, if you have some great first-hand hacking stories, exploits, hijacks or system compromises, contact me and we'll discuss. I'd like to hear stories from both sides of the hack.
I'd like to thank Ryan and Dancho for allowing me to invade their space here on ZDNet with this series. I think you'll find it entertaining, informative and something to anticipate. If you're fascinated by hacking and hackers, stay tuned, it will be an interesting ride.