Backstory: At the moment I'm someone with very limited knowledge on computers and programming, but I would like to change that. I have discovered that I'm mainly interested in IT security and that I ...
I have recently came across an old blog post by Jeff Atwood which got me thinking. What could be easier than a EncryptStringForBrowser() method which has security and tamper-resistance built in, ...
This might be far too narrow, but it is a unique problem to ITSec professionals. A loved one is just starting out in a new programming career and I get the joy of watching her learn the most basic ...
According to this answer, it's possible to compile a GCC-based application without certain buffer overflow techniques. Perhaps this is even possible with Visual Studio. How can I audit a given EXE ...
I'm looking for a very simple application that has an intentional Buffer Overflow embedded in it. I'm assuming this possible in systems where DEP and ASLR are not being used Ideally (and if ...
For example Simile is extremely complex and is written in assembly. If something is going to be complicated isn't it best NOT to write it in assembly?
Advice on selecting programming languages to concentrate on? (2nd year IT security student) [closed]
I'm in the process of considering which programming languages I should devote the majority of my coding studies to. I'm a 2nd year CS student, majoring in IT security. What I want to do/work with: ...
I'm currently investigating Haskell as a platform for secure web development. I'm leaning toward happstack for the web framework part, but I'm also investigating yesod and snap. My gut feeling says ...
I am a complete newby in the reverse engineering world, and being able to decompile .exe files in my OSX is being a pain. Does anybody know a good decompiler of .exe for OSX, or any hint about where ...