zerotoroot - My Journey to Becoming a Hacker

zerotoroot - My Journey to Becoming a Hacker


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My Computer Setup

Here I share the tools I use on my computer and how I have set them up for efficiency & security. For in-depth guidance and setting them up, follow the link…

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Here I share the tools I use on my computer and how I have set them up for efficiency & security. For in-depth guidance and setting them up, follow the links I have added along the way.

Mac & MacOS

Currently, I feel most at home with Mac. There are a couple of reasons:

My Browser: Firefox

All developers turn to Google Chrome when it comes to the browser of choice. And I love it as well. However, it has one significant flaw: It is created by a corporation who is clearly interested in collecting as much information about you as possible. Thus, I cannot endorse it from a privacy stand point.

When you see it from this point of view, there is not a whole lot of choice. The one main browser left is Firefox. It is supported by an open source community, allows deep customization and has a quick security update cycle (though not quite as quick as Chrome).

Learn more on the Firefox website

My Terminal: iTerm

This is the holy grail of hacking. The terminal emulator. There are so many disputes over what to use and which shell to rely on. I won't join the debate, I will just show you what I use.

Ever since running on Mac, I've become an avid fan of iTerm, a modern Mac terminal emulator. I cannot recommend it highly enough. It's a good, more customizable terminal. I specifically love the feature of being able to open multiple sessions within one window.

Learn more on the iTerm2 website

My Texteditor: Sublime Text/VIM

VIM is the editor I rely on when solely working in the command line and am required to do simple code changes. Sublime Text is the choice when it comes to more complex subjects for now. However, in the future I might always rely on VIM. Though, I would need to find the optimal setup for that.

Learn more on the Sublime Text website

My Virtual Machine: Virtualbox

There are a few big virtualisation software out there, one of them is VMWare and the other Virtualbox. As far as I know, VMWare does cost something, while Virtualbox is free. Thus, I use Virtualbox (as you can, however, see, it was not the most informed decision).

Learn more on the Virtualbox website

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