Long time lurker(about a year), software/hardware hacker, penetration tester, btc miner and bitcoin enthusiast in general who is still learning the deep in's and out's of the system. I am a Information Security professional who works mainly blue team issues for a large MSSP. We have seen a major upsurge in botnets mining bitcoins to pools and I would like to be able to post/reply in the Mining forums to hopefully discuss this with some pool operators as I am currently working on some methods to detect true illegal botnet mining. I would love to provide some information on what we are seeing on the defending side of bitcoin botnets.
I am also a ASIC Pre-order hopeful, Sadly GPU mining for the last year to pay for my VPN usage and have been extremely active in the security community over the last 15 years. And i dunno, shameless self promo's but I have been featured in Computer world, SC Magazine, Sci-Tech as well as many other publications and online press for my discoveries of malware in sites such as mlb.com, microsoft,com, msn and bing.com and my comments on exploit campaigns/recent threats which makes me the security "pundit". I am not fond of throwing that type of crap in the air but was hoping it may help prove my tech street cred so to speak and help my white list pass.
So i just wanted to let you know, I know what I am doing....most of the time
and if I don't I have no qualms researching first and THEN asking, I have just found it hard to stay logged in for that full 4 hours as most of my posting is during small breaks at work. Anyway, a white listing would be greatly appreciated, if not ill try to pass the newbie restrictions on my own.
White Listing Resume
Co-Founder of the Ct2600 group 1997-2003 which became known as NESIT(mainly due to LEO harassment), you can find more about my buddies who still run the wonderful HackerSpace in Connecticut at Nesit.org
Member of Fale Association of LockSport Enthusiasts - Lockfale.com
I've helped run lock picking villages at Security B-sides in Vegas, Raleigh ISSA, Defcon and CarolinaCon.
Assisted in the Setup as well as having monitored and participated in numerous Capture the Flag events at hacker conferences.
Bunch of certs i don't feel mean jack to BTC, why mention em? I dunno to prove I just might be qualified to talk knowledgeably on the subjects discussed here, not a spamming d-bag etc.
Monitored, configured and have utilized BTC in numerous ways such as mining from home, pooled mining with others, numerous testnet setups and configurations and a lot of disassembling botnet's to obtain miscreant miner's details to have them 86'd from their respective pools, I have also created pattern matching in our own customer IDS/IPS signatures for many bitcoin miners so they flag as a threat only when modifications are present for example zeroaccess or programs made to run a certain Java miner in the backround silently with their worker credentials.
I can haz post? <3
Thanks for reading my verbose request and I hope to be properly interacting with this lovely community soon. I appreciate the opportunity to "expedite" my white listing.