murder_face Posted September 17, 2012 Share Posted September 17, 2012 Way back before the advent of wifi I got myself into a lot of trouble hacking for profit. I was never what you would call good. The bulk of my hacking was social engineering, dumpster diving, breaking into switch rooms to connect to peoples networks(beige boxing?) and stuff like that. I made myself quite a bit of money using lots of different tricks for evil. The only problem with that was that my big payoff was a prison sentance. When I got out a friend of mine told me that I would never have a job touching a computer again. So I got into the construction industry. Now days I have a family to support, and let me tell you construction is NOT the way to support a family. A lot has changed in the last 12 years. I'm 30 now and learing new things aren't exactly easy now. I never learned any programming languages or acquired any certifications or degrees. I still know a lot about a little I just don't know how to use it for good. I guess the whole point of my rant is that I want to know if I am pursuing a lost cause or is there still actually hope for me to get a career in the IT field. I know due to the nature of my crimes I might not get an admin position at a bank....Where do I start? What do I polish up on? Are CompTIA certifications a good route to go? Am I too old now? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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