As you may have noticed, I have not written a blog entry since June. I am spending my summer relaxing for once and catching up on some reading. Some advisories and beta quality tools will be along shortly.
I often help beginners in the field of information/computer security at work and on a personal level. The question I get asked most often is "what should I start with?!". Usually they are expecting some cool and interesting technique they can dive into like "breaking XYZ encryption!" but they are typically disappointed when I respond with something like "start learning C and reading the Linux kernel source". Thats when their smile fades and they realize they have to go back to stuff they ignored freshmen year of college. Today I came across this "Computer Science From the Bottom Up". Its full of good information for the beginner to computer science, which is a necessary base for computer security. Have fun.