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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.

Strengths: Security, Crypto, Win32 API, C#, .NET, PHP, x86 assembly

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Aug
17
awarded  Outspoken
Aug
17
asked How do I improve the physical security of a rack cabinet?
Aug
17
comment How to mimic an emotion?
This was my first thought too. "genuinely mimic" is an oxymoron.
Aug
17
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
17
comment SQL Injection tool (Mac OS X)
Or just boot BackTrack off a live disc, and mount a partition.
Aug
17
revised Are all SSL Certificates equal?
notice.
Aug
17
awarded  Promoter
Aug
17
comment How do ASLR and DEP work?
I've marked my answer as accepted, but yours gave me a lot to think about, so I've added a +100 bounty reward for you. I'll award it in 24 hours when it times out :)
Aug
17
accepted How do ASLR and DEP work?
Aug
17
accepted How do you prevent physical backups from being stolen?
Aug
17
accepted Protecting critical state infrastructure from the aftermath of a nuclear blast
Aug
17
answered Automating Social Engineering Prevention
Aug
17
comment Cheap, Foot-in-the-door certifications?
Good certifications are not cheap. You get what you pay for. If you're looking for a foot-in-the-door, try something like CompTIA Security+, which tests the absolute basics. The exam is 286 EUR, but the eLearning course for it is 450 USD. You don't technically need to do the course first, but it's advisable since it'll give you an idea of what subjects the exam covers.
Aug
17
revised Cheap, Foot-in-the-door certifications?
Removed social engineering tag. Not appropriate for this question.
Aug
16
comment How do ASLR and DEP work?
+1. An excellent addition to my answer, including quite a few facts I didn't know.
Aug
16
comment How do ASLR and DEP work?
@lynks I find that self-answered questions are either repwhoring or for the good of the community. I assure you that I posted it with the latter intention. It took me a very long time to properly understand DEP and ASLR, I just hope that this answer will help someone else understand it.
Aug
16
comment Is a HMAC-ed password is more secure than a bcrypt-ed or scrypt-ed password?
@DanielSerodio The work factor is usually a base value that is used to compute the number of iterations, but yes that's essentially true. The point is that passwords could have any number of iterations. If you want to tweak it, new hashes can be given new factors.
Aug
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
15
awarded  Nice Question