I am the very model of a hacker individual…

Pure brilliance posted to Twitter by Karen Reilly, @akareilly:

I am the very model of a hacker individual,
I’ve information cryptographic, analog and digital,
I know every cypherpunk, adhere to Kerckhoff’s principle,
I bounce from node to node so I can make myself invisible.

I’m very well acquainted, too, with server vulnerability,
I escalate my privilege and I trash availability,
I know the latest breaches and I know first when the ‘net’s ablaze,
With many cheerful facts about developments in zero days.

I’m very good at cracking but I can support security;
I know that it is bollocks if you seek it with obscurity :
In short, in matters cryptographic, analog and digital,
I am the very model of a hacker individual.

I know our hacker history from Ada to the Admiral,
If I ever leave a trace at most it is ephemeral,
I clone your black box hardware tokens or I social engineer
I fill logfiles with peculiarities that cause CTO fear

I can open any doors with tumbler locks or RFID
I've got root and have the keys to all your cryptocurrency
I can hum your servers dead by reaching a high decibel
No matter where I am, I am guaranteed to pop a shell

In short, in matters cryptographic, analog and digital,
I am the very model of a hacker individual.

I have seen other verses but not certain of their placement. Perhaps that’s intentional.

In any event, this is the first version I saw on Twitter. Other arrangements and content are likely to exist and be equally enjoyable.

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