Interview With SaifAllah BenMassaoud - Security Researcher From Tunisia

Last Week We Interviewed Benjamin Kunz Mejri A Hacker From Vulnerability Lab, And Today we interview another one Security Researcher from Tunisia.

One of the best Ethical hackers in Tunisia Resident in Kélibia City, His great achievement on May 18, 2015 ( Hacking microsoft.com & skype.com)using unknown most serious security flaw threaten 60% of big companies in the world ,this vulnerability affecting the protocol known as " Diffie-Hellman key exchange " ( DH ) and used in the SSL protocol also allows for protocols such as HTTPS, SSH and IPsec and SMTPS create a secret key to configure secure communications over the Internet .
He lowering ( connect security) that was created over SSL protocol to the low level of encryption for up to encryption strength 512-bit only , so that allowed Him breaking through easily.

SaifAllah

 

Hello, SaifAllah BenMassaoud Introduce YourSelf To Our Readers


My name is SaifAllah benMassaoud , I'm 22 years old and I live in Tunisia , specifically in Kelibia city and I work as penetration tester & security researcher .

Please Tell Us About Your Education And How You Started Your Journey As A Security Researcher?


Being a Hacker is lots of fun, but it's a kind of fun that takes lots of effort, the effort takes motivation. I spend 20 hours everyday in front of my computer , search and learning programming languages .

When Did You Start Hacking And Tell Us About Your Experience?


I have 6 years Experience in This field, I started penetration testing in 2010 and then in 2015 , that is my year for which i work ethically and start making the internet more safe , and now I'm Starting works with big companies like ( Microsoft - Facebook - Apple - Dell - Adobe - Nokia - Huawei - Blackberry )

How Did You Start Learning Hacking And Who Taught You?


There is 4 steps to start learning Hacking, just know your technology , learning Programming Languages , Open Source, Linux.I learn things by myself , that is an important point of success

Which Website/System Did You First Find Vulnerability?, What's The Vulnerability?


I Hacked many so i do not remember , Sorry ! :)

What Advise Will You Give To Beginners Coming Into This Field?


If you are using software without the ability to understand how they work and improve, it is a surrender of sovereignty. It is accepting the limitation of knowledge, accept the power of the machine, the software should do what you ask them, not the other; it is to accept, finally, the power of the manufacturers on users.

Is Programming Language Really Important, Why? And Which Language To Learn


if you want to find a security issues , you need to learn programming languages , it's really important to be used for writing exploits.

I like all programming languages but Personally i code in Perl/Python/VB/C.

You Are Rewarded By Al-Jazeera , Can You Tell Us More About It


Yes , they send me a symbolic gift , just to encourage me and also to Continue my work.

Thanks For Your time SaifAllah BenMassaoud for sharing time with us, Hope we see you next time again.

Thank You Very Much SaifAllah For Your Time :)

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