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9/18/2020
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Steve Zurier
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A Hacker's Playlist

Nine security researchers share their favorite songs and genres.

Tarik Saleh: Bring on Da Funk
For Tarik Saleh, senior security engineer and malware researcher at DomainTools, listening to music while hacking centers around not being distracted. 
 'I was never formally diagnosed, but I have what I call 'shiny object syndrome,'' Saleh says. 'I'm so jealous of people who can sit down and do one task.'  
Saleh says he tends to move from project to project, so listening to music that keeps him focused is essential. It's also important to listen with a good pair of noise-canceling headphones, he says.  
Saleh listens to mainly three styles of music: '80s Motivational Soundtracks, Motown Hits, and Funk and RoboFunk.
Image Source: DomainTools

Tarik Saleh: Bring on Da Funk

For Tarik Saleh, senior security engineer and malware researcher at DomainTools, listening to music while hacking centers around not being distracted.

"I was never formally diagnosed, but I have what I call 'shiny object syndrome,'" Saleh says. "I'm so jealous of people who can sit down and do one task."

Saleh says he tends to move from project to project, so listening to music that keeps him focused is essential. It's also important to listen with a good pair of noise-canceling headphones, he says.

Saleh listens to mainly three styles of music: '80s Motivational Soundtracks, Motown Hits, and Funk and RoboFunk.

Image Source: DomainTools

Steve Zurier has more than 30 years of journalism and publishing experience and has covered networking, security, and IT as a writer and editor since 1992. Steve is based in Columbia, Md. View Full Bio
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