Cybersecurity Expert Answers Hacking Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED

Cybersecurity Expert Answers Hacking Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED

Facebook Offensive Security Engineer Amanda Rousseau aka “Malware Unicorn” uses the power of Twitter to answer common questions about hacking. As an offensive security engineer, Amanda has seen just about everything when it comes computer hacking. What exactly is the difference between a black hat and a white hat hacker? Is there such thing as a red hat hacker? What’s the point of malware, is it just to be annoying? Are people who start DDoS attacks actually hackers? Amanda answers all these Twitter questions, and much more!

Amanda is an Offensive Security Engineer on the Red Team at Facebook and previously worked as a Malware Researcher at Endgame, FireEye, and the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center. Follow her on Twitter at: https://malwareunicorn.org/#/about

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Cybersecurity Expert Answers Hacking Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED

Amanda is an Offensive Security Engineer on the Red Team at Facebook and previously worked as a Malware Researcher at Endgame, FireEye, and the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center. Follow her on Twitter at: https://malwareunicorn.org/#/about

50 Comments

  1. Sambulo Sphakamiso on November 18, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Her:(mentions penetration testing)
    Me:Your house or mine?😏



  2. ahri on November 18, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Every person I know who works in development, engineering, and IT is male (and even my department is full of men — they’re awesome though) but I wish I knew of more women in these fields as a student, I would’ve had more confidence and direction then.



  3. Cliff Hartle on November 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    No addressing the need to type really fast when hacking or fighting a hack? 🙂



  4. No_Mercy on November 18, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Feeling cute might hack later



  5. TunaSammich on November 18, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Malwareunicorn – is that your actual stuff or is that a set?



  6. lordfashion on November 18, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    so basically she knows nothing about security



  7. Tim Walkey on November 18, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    …Red Hat? As in, Linux?



  8. Randy besau on November 18, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    10:43 she pretty much gave up at trying to pronounce their username XD



  9. missagaga on November 18, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    I don’t hate C++
    C++ hates me



  10. Sarina R. on November 18, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Hi Malware Unicorn where can I buy your pink Ethernet cables & keyboard ⌨️ 🤔
    Good 🍀



  11. Moments with J on November 18, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Omg I started Computer science but switched to a Graphic design i got my BA but now my second half needs get Sybersecurity degree



  12. François Dillinger on November 18, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    1:04 when a wannabe uses that anonymous mask. CRINGE!



  13. DJ Ceddy on November 18, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Red hat is a linux hack? lol



  14. Vergina Simpson on November 18, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    4:19 doesnt answer the question at all. It’s an answer to a question that wasn’t asked.



  15. Jr63 Plays on November 18, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Those ethernet cables are called patch cords ):



  16. Awais Ali on November 18, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    "Why go to the gym when you’re gonna die anyway"

    That’s why i dont go to gym :'(



  17. Jakami Blog on November 18, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    I love those pink patchcables



  18. Sōsuke Aizen on November 18, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    she’s a cybersecurity expert…?



  19. Minu ouo on November 18, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    the desk……….. wtf



  20. Abdul Haleem on November 18, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    a female, a hacker and pretty. you are the whole package.



  21. Queen Frimpong on November 18, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    She’s so cool!



  22. kiraPh1234k on November 18, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    0:35 disappointed that the first association with Red Hat wasn’t RHEL which is obviously what caused this question in the first place.

    :'(



  23. Dollar Hanjabam on November 18, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    😭😭😭it has been four days since i was attack by mosk virus which is a malware and it has encrypted all my music and Anime collection of about 4tb now all i had to do is format it bc there’s no other way



  24. Stefan Lazarevic on November 18, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Red Hat Linux, created by the company Red Hat, was a widely used Linux distribution until its discontinuation in 2004. Early releases of Red Hat Linux were called Red Hat Commercial Linux. Red Hat published the first non-beta release in May 1995.



  25. Koshish Sunuwar on November 18, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Red hat is REHL. Duh!!



  26. karthick R on November 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    REDHAT – Linux users : Am I joke to you



  27. Michael Chalmandrier-Perna on November 18, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    WiFi Pineapple just right there on the desk, #accurate.



  28. Ashura Paths on November 18, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    There is basically no white,grey or black hat. it’s just hacking ethically and unethically



  29. J Morrow on November 18, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    A ski mast will sort of protect you, when following a cable under a raised floor in a wire center or machine room.
    (Yes we really used to do that.)



  30. NØFΛCE☿ on November 18, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    came here for information… found my new wife



  31. CLo Gonz on November 18, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Where did she get pink ethernet cables



  32. Tobias Wozniak on November 18, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Wow, what a waste of time. Generic and unhelpful answers to authentically curious but unaware questions.
    How proficient are you in your field not making the connection between Red Hat and Linux?



  33. Berit Larsaig on November 18, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Red hat is a linux distro



  34. DeviL GameR on November 18, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    No offense but she looks like jimmy fallon’s female version



  35. Rakhi KB on November 18, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    There is red hat conference.



  36. Kent Celicious on November 18, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Why tf I’m listening here? I’m a CIVIL ENGINEER



  37. Emilios Powerballer on November 18, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Question: Has anyone ever hacked your pants? asking for a friend



  38. CHIGGA on November 18, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    wonder whos been her bf



  39. Mario Hanna on November 18, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    she didnt answer te questions or explain anything



  40. shawolmblft on November 18, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    I want to be her



  41. Weebmaster 64 on November 18, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Omg,is she rousseau?



  42. tub3scr3am3r on November 18, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    totally had a different thing in mind regarding "penetration tester"



  43. HalfSlice94 on November 18, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    I wanna be a perpetrator tester 🙂



  44. Submersed24 on November 18, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    It’s so hard to tell nowadays if she is actually genuinely into cyber security or she’s just another part of the "get more women in tech" pandering fetish. You really have to live and breath hacking to excel in it. That’s why lonely single guys tend to be really good at it. You can’t be that good looking and be amazing at it unless shes a total genious



  45. Oxnyx of The Winter Stars on November 18, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Red Hat Linux?



  46. Cindy O on November 18, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Hahah! I’ve always asked that about student loan logins.



  47. Jungle Ginger on November 18, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    She described grey hat incorrectly………



  48. Paul Tadi on November 18, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    red hat linux….



  49. Mikheil Ghvinianidze on November 18, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Red Hat is Linux O.S.
    It is specifically tailored for organizations.



  50. Abdul-Rahman Alshihabi on November 18, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Talk about air – gaped, please.