Thursday, June 25, 2009

Day 3 of the Sourcefire VRT Exploit Development class

First two days are a crash course in assembly programming, Intel processor op codes, memory locations, yada, yada, yada. Good background but one wonders how much practical use this will be? It is fun to learn how computers work on the inside but really if you want to play in this area you need to know all the ins and outs and tricks.

We started crashing the stack yesterday, looking forward to more of that today. I'd like to think that in two weeks I'll remember some of this but to be realistic - probably not. Oh well...

On a side note. The Macbook Pro could really use Home and End keys. I don't even think there's a keyboard shortcut for either of these two functions. Bah!


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