Yah it sounds awesome dude. Before you start using it, you might want to learn to hack first, that way you won’t get totally flamed. Any way, if one is engaged in any kind of hacking, ethical or otherwise, hiding you identity is imperative! I was wondering how many full time pentesters are on this forum? Any one out there that has made the mistake of letting everyone know that they hack is in for a lot of problems. I used to let everyone know, partly because I thought it made me look cool (my secret shame) and partly to help drum up business. It didn’t help on either of those! The big problem is when ever there is a problem or security breach, everyone thinks you had something to do with it. Sure you can try and explain that you are an Ethical Hacker, but most people only seem to hear “Hacker”. Hacker is a bad term to the public and people freak if they think you have the ability to get into there computers.
For instance, an old girlfriend of mine used to work in a place that stored a lot of sensitive information consisting of client’s bank accounts and other assets. One day their entire network crashed. Well they heard that her boyfriend was a hacker! Great! Another example, my CPA was dragging his feet in getting my tax returns together. I kept bugging him. One day he noticed that someone was trying to breach his firewall over and over. Guess who he thought was doing it? Jeeze, I can give story after story, even about family members that get a little paranoid about there computers if something suspicious occurs, LOL!
My advice is to only let clients that you are targeting know that you can hack. If anyone out side that group is curious as to what you do, use terms like security consultant, etc...
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