I’ve said it all by now Pen-tester, Penetration tester, Cyber Security Consultant, Hacker, Computer guy, IT personal. But eventually it always leads to me saying I hack into computers and customers pay me for a report about my findings.
And then Everytime “oh I need to be careful of you”
Don’t get me wrong it’s a cool job, one I’m really proud of but I’m so sick of getting asked “can you hack into my ex’s Facebook” “can you get me the exam answers, for my upcoming exam” my fave is when the offer “compensation” I’ll buy you a barrel of beer.
Till today my favorite story I sorta equally enjoyed and hated this exchange. I was working on a white box, and set up a jump host the son of the owner (about 21) came up and said:”master hacker, I lost my phone either on a ship or the toilet can you hack that for me?”
In the end he lost it on a ship that was destined for the cape, and wouldn’t return for several months to home port. He had to have someone send it through post next time they got to port.
Because I HACKED (find my iPhone) his phone he actually brought a crate of beer for when we had our final report so that was actually really tight of him.