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Victor SR Marak is a security researcher and electronic musician. He likes to make and break software. He was into music production prior to joining the AV industry recently. He plays the piano and loves composing music of all genres.His debut EP 'My Never Ending Wish' under moniker 'Emotion Coder' is out soon on Beatport Exclusive Releases on 30th October 2012. He can be reached at www.victormarak.in
Parser08092013

Writing Your Own Parser

Writing Data Format Parsers

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File format parsing and converting for further processing is a fundamental activity in many computer software-related tasks. Taking cues from the gaming community, wherein graphics files […]

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Machine Learning Part 3: Ranking

INTRODUCTION: In the previous article, we saw the utility of Naïve Bayes Rule for malware classification. While simple to understand and implement, we have tried to illustrate the best […]

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Naïve Bayes Rule: Building Your Own Malware Classifier – II

Introduction

Continuing from the previous article, you learned about conditional probability and the Bayes’ Rule. You also learned about how to go about implementing the same in machine learning using […]

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Machine Learning : Naïve Bayes Rule for Malware Detection and Classification

ABSTRACT: This paper presents statistics and machine learning principles as an exercise while analyzing malware. Conditional probability or Bayes’ probability is what we will use to gain insight into […]

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Building Custom Controls in C# – Part 2

ABSTRACT

This article will enable you to understand parallel axis graphs and how you might want to implement a fully functional, albeit basic, yet effective custom control in C#. Graphing […]

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Building Custom Controls in C# – Part 1

ABSTRACT

Custom UI Controls require a good grasp of GDI+, collections, delegates/events and smart use of multithreading facilities provided by the C# language. Here, we will focus on 2D graphics […]

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CMD.EXE – ‘LOOPS’ – PART III

ABSTRACT: This article delves into FOR loops in all their weirdness.

THE LOOP PLAYGROUND

CMD.exe provides FOR loops that work in a rather awkward manner but they are quite powerful indeed. […]

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Command Line for Windows Malware and Forensics

Abstract: WMIC has completed more than a decade of existence without having the limelight in terms of its features, though windows command line geeks have always had a soft […]

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Leveraging the command line for windows: malware analysis and forensics. Part I

cmd.exe – Leveraging the command line for windows: malware analysis and forensics. Part I

Abstract : The command prompt for windows is a dark horse of sorts. Long time windows […]

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Hexed – Working effectively in the hex editor

I love my hex editor! I mean I really do. As reverse engineers and binary explorers, the hex editor is arguably the most used tool for human binary reconnaissance. […]

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GETTING TO KNOW ARDUINO

As software geeks, you might sometimes feel that hardware seems esoteric. For most people, electronics is always a bit of a mystery. They use it every day, but never […]

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Thoughts from My Three-Night Coding Excursion: Part 3 – Leveraging C# for Your Daily Reverse Engineering

For part 2 of this series, please click here.

C# is my favourite language and I definitely intend to stick with it, as the community is amazing and more and […]

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Thoughts from My Three-Night Coding Excursion: Part 2 – Design in C#

For part 1 of this series, please click here.

Let’s get on to understanding the GDI+ library to leverage the use of C# and build any kind of visual unit […]

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Thoughts from My Three-Night Coding Excursion: Part 1 – Design Principles

I will discuss a few topics that motivate me to make software the way I like it. Currently I am writing an Android analysis tool and since I am […]