What is the best way to get into/learn cybersecurity for a 14 year old

I am 14 and have a large interest in cyber security, more specifically ethical hacking. I have gone through a lot of the CCNA work to learn networking and am pretty profecient in Python. I now don’t really know where to go from there without going to college classes or getting a job. I have been trying CTFs but don’t get that far. Does anyone know what I can do to learn more about ethical hacking and further myself. Thank you and happy New years.

Was there really a scary default keylogging “feature” like this in ICQ in the year 2000?

So, in early 2000, ICQ was popular here. “Every kid” with a computer seemed to have it installed. I was not a popular kid, so I probably missed most of this, but I was once invited (or perhaps invited myself) to a kind of multi-person “group chat” in ICQ.

In this environment, which I only remember foggily, it resembled IRC, but was quite different. I’m not sure if it was a pure coincidence, but at some point into the conversation, I changed the “view” or “mode” (or something along those lines) to a secondary one.

You can guess how shocked I was to see that now, the window split up into many different sub-windows, each showing everyone typing in real time, letter by letter, including using the backspace button!

I remember getting a cold shiver down my spine, trying to remember if I had written something awkward and then deleted it before “sending” it (as I thought since the standard/default mode makes it look like messages are kept local until you press Enter). I was, and still am, convinced that the main purpose of inviting me and the others to that “group chat” was for the owners/creators of the group chat to collect juicy data on us unsuspecting fools.

Still to this day, I think back at this and many other similar things from those days. Spying was really a thing even back then. (Don’t even get me started on Netbus.exe and having some unknown stranger start typing on my screen one day, probably having lurked for weeks or months, downloading private files of mine and spying on my desktop…)

Anyway, my question is: did I dream/hallucinate this, or was this actually a feature in ICQ of that time? Since it was no the default view, few if any would notice this, and I only did it out of sheer coincidence. Since I was seeing what everyone else was typing in real time, I assume that either they also didn’t know about this, or they all knew about it and had actively enabled it. The latter scenario seems the most unlikely.

No matter what the answer is, this kind of thing freaks me out. I also remember that ICQ would openly display everyone’s IP address in their “profile” inside the program, seemingly made specifically to enable these kinds of privacy violations.

And the saddest part is that the GUI of the program itself was gloriously beautiful in its simplicity (until they ruined it with bloat). I really loved how those early IMs looked visually. And you could search for new friends freely in a way which would be unimaginable today or even just a few years later. Such bittersweet memories…

Will copying an SSD once a year be beneficial or detrimental?

I was thinking of copying all of the data on my SSD (or at least the non operating system partitions) once a year for data retention. However, I was wondering if the chance of bits being copied wrong will outweigh the change of bit rot.

I have enough room on the SSD to copy the partition and then delete the original.

So is the bottom line that it’s beneficial or detrimental?

16 year old car website with 140k facebook followers. Made as much as $35,000 from adsense

Why are you selling this site?
I used what I learned from this site and got into a similar method with cell phones and I have just not used this site in a while and I would rather sell it to someone who wants to run it.

How is it monetized?
Right now the site has a few different methods. One is by selling memberships. The site has a brokers account with Copart and the only way individuals can by insurance salvage is if they go through a dealer so we charge a membership fee so…

16 year old car website with 140k facebook followers. Made as much as $ 35,000 from adsense

AutoNumber Column Task ID restart every year

I am trying to create a column with increment number when adding a new task, but restart every year, for instance in year of 2017, i would like to Task ID looks like this: 2017-001, 2017-002, 2017-003 and so on.

Also it will restart back to 001 when the date is 2018, for instance in year of 2018, Task ID will look like this: 2018-001, 2018-002, 2018-003

How would i do this? Please help!

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