I'm a 26 year old guy who has loved computers from when I was a kid. However I never really got to learn about how it all works. A few months ago I started reading up on everything and the fever got to me. Currently I am trying to read as much as I can get my hands on. While in the mean time studying C++ from online tutorials.
My dream (but I guess many share it with me) is to some day get some type of certification to become an official penetration tester (and leave the dirty heavy job that I got now to someone else).
I read about the contests you run here and I think they are a great thing (could really be life changing for some people). I try to hope to contribute along the way of learning myself by posting some tutorials. I guess some will be pretty basic to the more advanced members of this forum. But if they are please tell me then what I could look into more that is related to the subject I wrote about.
And beside that all. I do my best watching my spelling and grammar however English is not my native language and even with Firefox's build in dictionary I might write something wrong from time to time, forgive me for that...
Hope to discuss network/computer security and penetration testing with all of you.