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Generic numeric functions in safe, stable Rust with the num crate

01 Apr 2017

Note: This post assumes some familiarity with Rust, in particular traits.

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Fuzzybit

11 Jun 2016

I previously released a Python module, fuzzybit, that can be used to inspect the bit-level entropy of an observed history of values.

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CTF Writeup: Brain Repl

28 Apr 2016

This is a writeup/walkthrough for a binary exploitation challenge I wrote for a CTF competition at the University of Michigan that was hosted by Facebook.

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Smashing the Stack For Fun and Profit (Today)

18 Apr 2016

The article Smashing the Stack for Fun and Profit by Aleph One is the seminal work in bringing the method of stack-based buffer overflows to the masses. However, a problem with Smashing the Stack is that it was published in 1996—modern defenses (which are enabled by default) frustrate would be hackers who try to follow the tutorial, only to find that the examples do not work.

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