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Pentester, ex-developer, security researcher, reverse engineer, electronics tinkerer, internet activist, zombie eradicator, promulgator of useless facts, shrubbery inspector, bacon aficionado, devourer of donuts.

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comment Is this hash function safe?
@curiousguy I don't follow. Surely using sizeof(char) is the most descriptive term?
Aug
26
answered More specific name for an inside attack
Aug
26
comment Is this hash function safe?
@curiousguy Any sane compiler would macro sizeof(char) to 1 and optimise out the imul anyway. I personally think sizeof(char) is a good thing to include, as it implies that the size of the type is relevant. That way, if you move to wchar_t or similar later to gain Unicode support, it's obvious that you need to change that calculation too.
Aug
21
answered Context-dependent attacker
Aug
21
comment Delay time clicking of contextual menu on the mouse
This is not a security question at all.
Aug
21
comment New DDos Attack on WordPress website
You could drop requests containing that pattern using iptables or mod_security.
Aug
21
answered how to wipe RAM in Windows 7
Aug
21
comment Processor microcode manipulation to change opcodes?
@user10008 You're correct - my statements above are a little misleading in hindsight. What I was trying to say is that the BIOS only uses a small subset of the instructions that a modern processor exposes, so you could modify certain extensions (e.g. x87 FPU, MMX, SSE, AES-NI, etc.) without affecting the functionality or execution of the BIOS itself.
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Enlightened
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Jul
25
comment Questions about common exploits
Would the downvoter like to share their criticisms, rather than just providing abstract disagreement?
Jul
25
comment Could running applets/videos trigger a drive-by download attack?
See also.
Jul
24
awarded  Notable Question
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Jul
9
comment How to store salt?
@cooky451 I'm not sure what you're asking, but I suggest creating a new question.