A special guest blogger for this month is Eduardo Vela, also known as sirdarckcat, a security researcher from Mexico. Eduardo has been on the field for a couple of years, mainly focusing on web-app based vulnerabilities, privilege escalation, and IDS/filter evasion. Today, he is a student of computer sciences, does some research on his free time, and works for an important website as a security engineer. [...]
I just completed teaching a SANS course here in RI called Cutting-Edge Hacking Techniques. Its a fabulous course written by none other than Ed Skoudis, SANS instructor extraordinaire, and one of the biggest fans of the Matrix movie series (seriously, I swear he watches it at least one, maybe twice, a week!).
In any case, the course is a fantastic voyage through some of the latest methods and techniques used by hackers today. [...]