Exploiting Password Weaknesses in Physical Security

Locks are only as secure as the codes humans choose to assign to them. As a mnemonic, the security officers who set the codes often use six-letter words which are translated into codes using the mapping from a phone keypad. Using a phone keypad mapping on six-letter English dictionary words is the physical security equivalent of a website’s arbitrarily limiting passwords to eight characters.

Unambiguous Encapsulation: Defending Against "Packet in Packet" Attacks

Spill and Ossman propose using a special error correcting code that has a property they call “isolation.” They call this family of codes “Isolated Complementary Binary Linear Block Codes” (ICBLBC). We implemented a generator that encodes the ICBLBC constraints as a Satisfiability Modulo Theories problem and used Digital Operatives’ proprietary constraint optimizer to enumerate all feasible solution codes.

Programmatic String Deobfuscation in .NET Malware

In .NET assemblies, String obfuscation is most often implemented by passing a series of nonsensical arguments to a deobfuscation method which then returns the deobfuscated string to a method. In this post, you will learn some quick and dirty methods of using reflection to automate string deobfuscation in .NET assemblies.