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I want to eventually get into cyber security and penetration testing. Which language would best serve me in obtaining excellence

9/15/2018 3:29:12 AM

Dustin Humphries

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Like everything else, it depends. Cybersecurity is very diverse. The language you choose will depend on what you choose to specialise in. If you like the mobile space and want to pen test mobile devices, it is a good idea to know java, or Kotlin for android and for iOS, swift. If you wish to get into web pen testing, it is a good idea to have knowlage about php, sql, javascript, some python and any other web and server side language. If you wish to get into bug bounty, you may need to know a lot of assembly and some software development principles. If you wish to get into OS pen testing, you need to understand low level languages like c, cpp and objective c. You also meed to know how operating systems work at a low level. Malware like Meltdown and Spector rely on some OS and hardware weeknesses. It would also help to know comand line commands for the platform you wish to pen test,e.g. bash on Linux This will enable you to write programs that do these commands in the background without alerting the user.

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You are welcome, I also want to get into pen testing. I am not really one yet. I just do a lot of research. I discovered that it is not as simple as it is shown in the movies. Are you on telegram?

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Telegram is all based on privacy

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What is your username

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Teddy Okello, thank you! I would like to talk with you more on this subject please, if you have time. you sound pretty knowledgeable and I have absolutely no one to ask these questions of. I can give you my personal number if I need to.

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No, never even heard of it. Is there not a way to private message o. this app?

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installing telegram now

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NOW I'm on telegram

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Teddy okello

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I'm on there now. how do I find you

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oops. its Dman1leg

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Sent you a message.