Since I’m new to Securiteam I feel that an introduction is required, so you may understand who I am and what I stand for. This post will not discuss security directly, but more of where I feel computers are going and, as a person interested in security, where I wish computers to go.
“Cthulhu fhtagn” – When refering to computer security no one phrase can honestly say more than this for me. Inside each and every machine a monster lurks, this monster is nothing more than bits and bytes, with execution on its mind. Execution of what is the next question. It has no feelings, and its above morality, all it really wants to do is push the next set of instructions down its pipelines. Whatever instructions it gets it runs. For this reason and this reason alone we as users need to understand what we want and desire from our machines.
In a way this is a declaration of what my computer should do for me. This is a simple declaration, because when you get down to it, computers are incredibly simple. They are so simple infact that in order to run them you have to make a complex assortment of simple commands – all chained together like DNA. This DNA commands the machine. Like our own DNA it is subject to an inumerable number of attacks. Unlike in biology mutations are not likely to just randomly occur in a computer this is by design, so when we use our computers we expect them to work as designed and without mutation.
Unfortunately there are others out there who thrive on producing mutations. I will describe them as the “Cult of Cthulhu” helping to unleash a beast from within, and reak havoc on those that occupy cyberspace. Now I am not suggesting these people are bad. On the contrary these people are there to awake the ancient monster. Perhaps they are just misguided, but on occasion they release his daemons. And we get a glimpse of the whole – A glimpse of how to prevent the beast from ever comming to be. This helps us to understand the mutations, to protect against future mutations and to perhaps stop the beast.
I swear to no innate knowledge or ability that is better than the next. I can only claim two things; To do as I can and to understand as much as I can. I am a beginner as far as actively researching security and I’m learning an incredible amount as of late. I’ve been quite familiar with the internal operations of the beast or machines for some time. And hope to be enligtened and to enlighten others.
“That is not dead which can eternal lie.” That is what we are up against. Cthulhu fhtagn – Indeed.