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Archive for March 2010

Viruses and ASM

March 8, 2010

So, by far my favorite class throughout CS has been my assembler course sophomore year. Recently, when I began writing a report for Public Speaking about viruses, I was surprised to discover that viruses (which I had previously believed to be mostly written in C) are, in fact, mostly written in assembler! Yatta! After learning […]

Static Security / Fail Security pt. 1

March 5, 2010

The most prevalent, dangerous, and negligent form of security is the “batten-down-the-hatches” mindset, in which firewalls, remote-authentication, and layers upon layers of poor-planning (also called obfuscation by more enterprising individuals) is passed-off as security. This “static” view of security is easy to implement, maintain, and, ultimately, defeat. CMMI has offered a model by which continual […]

Preparing Partitions for Linux

March 5, 2010

This post covers prepping your non-linux box for a linux install. I know some people disdain having more than one OS on their machine, but a “dual-boot” box has several advantages over a single-OS comp. I’m currently running a triple-boot Vista, Ubuntu, Open SUSE setup on my laptop. Vista for games, Ubuntu for school work […]