Showing posts from 2021

Kali Linux moves to GitLab

I am thrilled to see the article on Kali moving to GitLab finally published.  It was great to collaborate with the folks from Kali as I have been a fan of it for years! How GitLab helped Kali Linux attract a growing number of community contributions Since moving to GitLab in 2019, Kali Linux has gone from company-only contributions to a growing number of community contributions. Kali Linux is a well-loved Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. We sat down with Ben Wilson ( @g0tmi1k ), senior developer at Kali, to hear more about why Kali Linux moved to GitLab and see if they've noticed any changes to their project since adopting GitLab as their DevOps solution. ... Full blog here:

The psychology of influence and hacking growth

 I finished two books recently on the related topics of hacking growth and the psychology of influence.   My notes and excerpts are below.  They surely do not do the books justice as the books include essential details and great stories about these concepts in action. They also discuss how to influence others (with good intentions or bad intentions).  The influence book also includes recognizing when someone is attempting to influence you and how to react accordingly. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion I highly recommend this book for everyone who wants to influence others or detect when someone is attempting to manipulate them. Influence patterns The primary influencing patterns are:     •    Reciprocation
     •    Commitment & consistency
     •    Social proof
     •    Liking
     •    Authority
     •    Scarcity
 Reciprocation The reciprocation rule says that we should try to repay, in kind, what another person has provided us. Moocher and welsher are unsavory labels to