The World's Oldest Intern

The story of a serial change artist
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Changing tires on a moving bus travelling 100 kph

swissArmyKnife

I’m back from NYC. I have grown up. I’ve finished Hacker School. I have cut my hair and I’m a real hacker now.

I’m working on my tradecraft to be an expert programmer in Python, Data Mining, and Data Visualization. If you’ve got questions, I’ve got answers. I’m a smart, flexible thinker, who can communicate well. I’m more than a walking technical encyclopedia and I heart contributing to Open Source Software (OSS).

Think of me as a MacGyver type dude with a dangerous combination of talents derived from all the different jobs I’ve had. I have a pocket full of gum and some “crazy” smarts to solve problems. This is the journey of the world’s oldest intern.

A frontier world of applicable security projects needing machine learning

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My next project? Hobby Hacker? Passwords and machine learning?

Large providers already use many other input signals including the source IP address, browser information and user agent string, cookies cached on the browser, the time of the login and the number of incorrect password guesses. More factors can be added over time: more complex behavioral profiles of users, cryptographic means to identify browsers like origin-bound certificates, one-time codes sent by SMS or generated by a mobile device, or perhaps lightweight biometrics like typing dynamics. Read more: http://www.lightbluetouchpaper.org/2012/12/14/authentication-is-machine-learning/

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Fall 2012 Residents

Naive Bayes Classifier for identifying my DNS exfiltration packets – w00t

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3 months of Hacker School for this!

Machine Learning baby steps with Hilary Mason’s video series

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https://github.com/hmason/ml_class

Jessica speaking my language – Buffer Overflows and Exploits

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Maybe I try and get all Twisted on 12:12:12 – hunting OSS contribution

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Learning sklearn while my dataset loads into pandas dataframe

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my attempt at getting a job

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