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Breaking into Information Security by Chris Liu, Anthony J. Stieber, Josh More

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Chapter 1.9.1

Tier 1—Quality Tester Story

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education
training
life
origin story
career path
entry level
quality testing
assurance
entry level
software engineering
debugging
Quality Tester

Mak Kolybabi

I think if I had a defining moment it would be back in high school (probably 01999/02000). My girlfriend back then spent all her time on a Perl-based CGI webchat called Socko.net. Why didn’t she just use IRC like a normal geek, I’ll never know. This chat was run by another couple of kids our age somewhere in the USA. Anyways, the security on this thing was atrocious. I’d hang out on the chat to spend time with her—she lived across the city—but instead of actively talking, I’d spend my time poking at the chat itself, out of boredom.

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