Yea, I know it’s really basic level stuff, but I finally got my C++ password checker to work using classes and a dynamic array. That’s a check in the box for me. Feels good to get it working, still a long way to go.
Also learning basics in hacking is really eye opening how vulnerable we are as the average computer user (surfing, emails, etc). Your personal information and credit card numbers can be so easily taken. But on the other hand there is a whole industry that is beginning to need good programmers to defend against attacks to our vulnerable systems, such as our electric grids, transportation, telecommunications and there is good money in it as well.
Here’s a link to some useful information. The DOD is really taking initiative in finding a solution to these issues. They offer scholarships and internships.
Other than that I can’t wait to get out of school and start working or making apps, and web sites. A vacation from school would be nice!
“you gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face”
– E Roosevelt