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  • As breifly discussed earlier I was looking at towards the aspect of IT and well Cyber security.

    I decided for the first year I’m going to study IT & Psychology just so if I don’t like one or the other then I can switch to one main focus in second and third year or just simply study the one year without 100% committing to a degree head on and build on studies as required.

    I think as it gets to October time there is some python coding to do probably fairly basic to some people but I’m certainly going to have to try learn that best I can or the basics anyway.

  • @jac said in Studying:

    I think as it gets to October time there is some python coding to do

    Python is not a difficult programming language, yet extremely powerful. For it to make any sense, you’ll need to have a decent IDE (Integrated Editor), or an application designed for writing code.

    Some good examples of this are

    • PyCharm - brilliant - just make sure you get the community edition
    • VSCode (free - it’s the “cut down editor only” version of Visual Studio)
    • Sublime Text - not free, but cheap to buy, and you can use the free version of it
    • ATOM editor - a GitHub provided platform, and it’s free
    • Eclipse - an editor written in Java which is completely free, but a b@stard to setup for newbies
    • Notepad++ - free, and powerful, but will only work on Windows (there is a Linux “port” but it’s not great)

    I’ve missed several out, as these are (mostly) my favourites - the top one being VSCode.

    Finally, have a look here

    https://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide

    And this

  • @phenomlab said in Studying:

    @jac said in Studying:

    I think as it gets to October time there is some python coding to do

    Python is not a difficult programming language, yet extremely powerful. For it to make any sense, you’ll need to have a decent IDE (Integrated Editor), or an application designed for writing code.

    Some good examples of this are

    • PyCharm - brilliant - just make sure you get the community edition
    • VSCode (free - it’s the “cut down editor only” version of Visual Studio)
    • Sublime Text - not free, but cheap to buy, and you can use the free version of it
    • ATOM editor - a GitHub provided platform, and it’s free
    • Eclipse - an editor written in Java which is completely free, but a b@stard to setup for newbies
    • Notepad++ - free, and powerful, but will only work on Windows (there is a Linux “port” but it’s not great)

    I’ve missed several out, as these are (mostly) my favourites - the top one being VSCode.

    Finally, have a look here

    https://wiki.python.org/moin/BeginnersGuide

    And this

    Many thanks for the suggestions mate and ideas. I’ll bear them in mind in the upcoming weeks and months ahead 😁

  • @jac I’d be interested to know how this pans out and which route you decide to take


  • Honeypot Data Capture

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    @jbarber1976 just thinking a little more about this in terms of how to structure such a honeypot. The real issue here is that the honeypot itself will only be useful if the source IP is correct - for example, not hidden behind a VPN or reverse proxy.

    In this case, the information you’d gain would be useless as it would only direct you to the VPN host, and not the actual perpetrators, which of course, is the primary goal.

    I’d need more information to be able to comment further.