It’s been over a year since the new Matrix protocols came into effect, changing everything we knew about the Matrix. At first, none of us could hack a single thing, until the secrets of exploiting this new infrastructure trickled down from above. Some of us learned it from the legendary FastJack himself, what he’d learned as, well, what can only be described as being a beta tester for the new Matrix. And some learned from those he taught, or those who learned from those that had been taught, and so forth. And there are always some who used to work for the powers that be, who learned their secrets at the source. Whatever the case, slowly, we all learned what we could do. We learned to spike each other, and to hack each other’s cyber eyeballs. However, what took us all the longest to understand was what the new Matrix meant when it came to hacking hosts. Hosts, the beating, malign hearts of our degenerate world. Hosts, those things that jealously guard the accumulated secrets of mankind. Until very recently, we were barely scratching the surface of what we could do. Turns out, there is more power in there then we could have ever imagined. And it also turns out that all of this is more frightening than we could ever have imagined. It’s time for us to share what we know. It’s time for every one of you hackers out there to understand what you’re up against, and what you can achieve. I’m warning you though: I won’t claim hacking was ever a child’s game, but now more than ever, if you aren’t at the top of your game, maybe its best you find something else to do. Hosts are … well, you’ll see what they are. But they aren’t for those who doubt their skills.