Next Gen Hacker?

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00:00 – Coming Up
00:40 – Sponsored Section
01:35 – Intro
01:41 – Gavin’s Backstory
03:56 – Bug Bounty
08:16 – How Gavin Learned Hacking
11:47 – Insecure Direct Object Reference (IDOR)
14:21 – HackerOne
14:58 – IDOR Example
18:11 – Informantion Disclosure
19:01 – Business Logic Errors
21:50 – The Race Condition
22:34 – Gavin’s Advise for the Youth
24:47 – Gavin’s Learning Process
26:54 – Favourite Payloads
29:14 – Gavin’s Journey
34:42 – What Can the Next Genereation Offer?
36:44 – Can A.I Help Write Reports?
39:19 – Last Advice
42:02 – Conclusion
42:38 – Outro

// Detailed Timestamps //
00:01 – The discussion opens with thoughts on how the world has evolved, offering new career paths like gaming and
hacking, especially for the younger generation.
01:09 – Proton VPN sponsored segment.
02:07 – Gavin recounts his early hacking endeavours and the support he received from his school’s computer lab teacher.
03:01 – Gavin talks about his first major security discovery and the financial reward he received for it.
03:49 – Gavin’s journey into bug bounties is highlighted, marked by self-learning through YouTube and hands-on practice,
bypassing formal courses.
04:39 – Talk about the financial benefits of bug bounties for young hackers and how Gavin profited from this avenue.
05:02 – Gavin recalls discovering a security flaw in high school and the $1000 bounty he earned from it.
08:05 – Gavin talks about his interests in cybersecurity beyond hacking, including collaboration with Jakoby on bad USB
09:49 – Gavin provides examples of vulnerabilities he explored, like IDORs and business logic errors, and shares hunting
11:58 – Gavin demonstrates a vulnerability in a calculator site, revealing personal information access.
12:08 – Discussion on business logic errors in cybersecurity, with Gavin sharing his experiences and tips for
identifying and exploiting these issues.
13:17 – Gavin explains how he found a bug in a trading platform simulation, leading to an infinite virtual money gain.
14:27 – Gavin describes exploiting a race condition in a team management platform to bypass member limits.
16:14 – The discussion shifts to networking in cybersecurity, and Gavin highlights the role of platforms like Discord
and Twitter.
17:45 – Gavin credits Cosmodium and Jakoby for aiding his cybersecurity journey and stresses networking’s importance.
19:08 – Gavin discusses using AI tools like ChatGPT to improve bug reporting and communication skills.
21:37 – Conversation about career evolution, the significance of following one’s passion and skills.
22:06 – Gavin talks about his learning and networking approach, along with active participation in the cybersecurity
26:41 – Gavin discusses the advantages his generation has with technology familiarity and the challenges of being young
in cybersecurity.
27:27 – He reflects on his experiences and the importance of effective communication in gaining respect.
28:08 – Gavin expresses gratitude towards his parents and advises the younger generation to follow their passions.
28:50 – He talks about the significance of networking and building connections in the industry.
29:32 – Discussion about Gavin’s strategy for connecting with established figures in cybersecurity.
30:10 – Gavin reflects on overcoming age-related barriers in the industry through skill demonstration and dedication.
31:33 – Gavin speaks about the benefits of being raised in a tech-rich era and the need to blend traditional and modern
learning methods.
32:16 – He acknowledges his parents’ role in his journey and the importance of supportive family environments.
33:44 – Gavin advises young cybersecurity enthusiasts to persist, learn continuously, and embrace practical experiences.
35:10 – The interview concludes with Gavin expressing optimism about the future of cybersecurity and encouraging
exploration in the field.

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  • David Bombal