How to Make an Index for an Open-Book Exam

The one post on my tiny little blog that get’s way more than attention than any other is my post on passing the GPEN. With that said, I didn’t quite feel comfortable sharing an index with people (so I didn’t). To be honest, I feel that the act of creating the index itself was what prepared me for the exam vs having one provided for me. Therefore, I want you to succeed. I will show you exactly how I created my own open-book index.

For complete transparency, the majority of this is 100% ripped off from Lesley Calhart’s write-up on her Pancakes Index System. You can basically see…it worked for me. I encourage you to stop reading here, and move over to her write-up. It’s more concise and TBH a better read.

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Yahoo Hacked

Yahoo hacked
“Yahoo (YHOO, Tech30) confirmed on Thursday data “associated with at least 500 million user accounts” have been stolen in what may be one of the largest cybersecurity breaches ever.”

Mandient sets each account at roughly ~$200, so this is one of the most costly breaches ever.

Sources state, this breach became known in August when an infamous cybercriminal named “Peace” claimed on a website that he was selling credentials of 200 million Yahoo users from 2012 on the dark web for just over $1,800. The data allegedly included user names, easily decrypted passwords and personal information like birth dates and other email addresses.

So similar to the words of famous/infamous hacker Lauri Love (@LauriLoveX), If you’ve used a password anywhere online since 2012 and are still using it today, then it’s not a secret anymore. Someone has your password.