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A holiday special episode. A private pen tester takes on a job that involves him with another eccentric pen tester, a mischievious smile, and his quest to gain access to the network.


Thanks to TinkerSec for telling us the story.



Darknet Diaries is created by Jack Rhysider.

Artwork this episode by habblesthecat.

Theme music created by Breakmaster Cylinder. Theme song available for listen and download at bandcamp. Or listen to it on Spotify.

Additional music by Epidemic Sound.


Recording equipment used this episode was the Shure SM7B, a cloudlifter, Audient ID4, Sony MDR7506 headphones, and Hindenburg audio editor.


[FULL TRANSCRIPT] JACK: Hey, it’s Jack, host of the show. It’s holiday season so let’s have some fun and celebrate the year with a bonus holiday episode. I hope there’s much cheer and joy in your holiday season but for some of us security professionals, there’s no break right now. Hackers like to strike when people are on vacation or there’s a skeleton crew running things. To all the security professionals who are staying vigilant through the holiday season and keeping an eye on things, thanks. This is a story from an old friend of ours, TinkerSecure. He’s a penetration tester paid to hack into places to test their security. You might remember him from an earlier episode called Jeremy from Marketing. He’s got another story for us and he says a few cuss words in this one, but never in a mean or angry way. Enjoy.

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