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#1 l4mbda

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 07:32 PM

Hello everyone!

 

After browsing Bleeping Computer for ages I thought that it was about time I make a proper account. I go by l4mbda or lambda and my current interests consist of malware analysis, reverse engineering, hacking, programming, audio engineering, information security, and malware removal. Sadly, I can't say that I'm an expert in any of those fields. Hopefully I can expand my knowledge, that's part of the reason for why I joined Bleeping Computer.

 

I hope to see you all around. :)     



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Posted 28 January 2016 - 09:52 PM

:welcome: to Bleeping Computer.

As a new member be sure to read the Welcome to Bleeping Computer! Guide and the following...If learning about malware removal techniques and analysis is something you are interested in, please read BleepingComputer's Malware Removal Training Program.

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 01:31 PM

Hi quietman7! Thanks for the welcome. I'll make sure to go through those links. The Malware Removal Training Program is something I'd definitely be interested in but it looks like there aren't any slots available. How often should I be checking back to see if one is open? I know that the post mentions often but I'm not sure if that's still applicable.  



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 01:58 PM

If there are no slots available, you will have to keep checking back at a later time. We are swamped with such requests and there are not enough instructors able to provide teaching so that limits the number of trainees we can accept.

Due to the self-paced structure of training and limited number of instructors here at BC, it is impossible to say with any accuracy when slots will open. New slots are opened up as our existing trainees complete the lower levels of study and move up toward more advanced levels. This is to prevent our volunteer staff being overwhelmed by an influx of new trainees. There is no notification system in place for when slots open so you need to keeping checking back if BC Study Hall is the school you prefer to enroll in. The logistics and management of such a notification system and the fact we have a worldwide membership negate the potential effectiveness and fairness one would expect from it.
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Posted 29 January 2016 - 03:17 PM

Hmm, I see. I guess I'll keep an eye on it. In the meantime, are there any other resources here besides the tutorials section, virus removal guides, and some of the pinned posts on the forum? I'd google malware analysis and reverse engineering topics but I'm never sure of the validity of the information provided. With reverse engineering especially as a lot of it has to do with pirated software, cracks, warez, keygens, and other such things. 



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 05:40 PM

Malware Analysis & Forensics Resources:
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Posted 31 January 2016 - 07:16 PM

I know that this is a late reply but thank you so much for these links. You've saved me a lot of time. :)

 

EDIT: Are the steps on setting up a VM environment for malware analysis in those tutorials all I need to do? This is the only desktop I have and I wouldn't want it to get infected by not configuring the VM properly.  


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Posted 31 January 2016 - 08:31 PM

Specific questions for setting up a VM can be asked in the General Security forum...just start a new topic there.
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