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Commentaries, rants, and papers written by psych0tik staff members

Automating Security Analysis

A few months ago I began working on a short paper to generate CPEs used for renewing my GIAC/SANS certifications. With few requirements around what the content or format of the paper had to be, this left me opened to writing about something I truly enjoy – automation. Continue reading

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Let’s write a compiler in rust: pt1

In the tried and true tradition of building esoteric things to deal with brainfuck, nelhage nerdsniped me into writing a brainfuck compiler in rust. I’m gunna gloss over tons of stuff, and only write about the interesting parts. I’m also … Continue reading

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Caffeine napping for glorious success

Toward the end of my biphasic experiment I started experimenting with caffeine napping- I don’t remember where I originally got the idea, but there are plenty of plausible sounding posts on the internets. Basically, the routine is simple. Wait till … Continue reading

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Bower is fucked

Or alternately, front end infrastructure is fucked. I decided to port groundstation to use bower for it’s frontend assets this evening. Technically, the component in question is airship, but that’s irrelevant. I need to pull in bootstrap, jquery, backbone and … Continue reading

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A look at PHP session write locks

Recently, I was working on a web application in which we were passing PHP session IDs around to emulate users.  As a result, the app experienced severe slowness on page load as well as in a few other places.  Upon … Continue reading

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DefCon XX

This year’s DefCon may have been the most anticipated for me yet and it certainly lived up to expectations.  For the last few years, we’ve discussed the possibility of a psych0tik meet-up at DefCon, and with a little bit of … Continue reading

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