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Friday, September 24, 2010

Obfuscated Code Contest

Obfuscation is an art. It refers to making your code hard to read... hard to understand using advanced concepts. So, let me present a code that prints my name, but in an obfuscated manner! This was done by me a couple of years ago, but was faulty. I corrected it and here it is:

float m[] = {2.94576846098867283087373218349056E+32, 3.761396E+24, 9.316795E-39 };

Magic eh? Nope... just an understanding of data types.

The concept here is pretty simple. Data representation is exploited. Don't think IEEE754 here, since this can be made with a simpler technique. So.. let me ask my readers... what technique can be used to generate the number?

I am giving away a prize for the person who answers this first and correctly. Best of Luck!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Oracle Calling

Oracle is looking for entry level Engineers again!

Click here for application process.

OR https://campus.oracle.com/campus/HR/global_main.html

I am not sure what is the last date for this process, please check the website

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Surprises Galore!

Okay, So this post is meant for some surprises.

How many of you read Graphiti? The Sunday mag with The telegraph.

I guess many. For the techno freaks out there the article by Tushar Kanwar is a must read. Not so long ago, the author had commented on Linux to be a hobby OS for engineers
Most engineering students want to tinker with the popular open-source operating system, but many stay away for fear of modifying their hard drives [1]
And now he writes:

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Orkut Music Scrap

So I found something interesting on Orkut.

I found a way to post a scrap with music playing from it without any video or picture showing. Just make sure the video exists on youtube.

So, if the video goes like this:

Your html code to insert is:

<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
width="1" height="1" style="" id="927013156" name="927013156"
bgcolor="#FFFFFF" quality="autohigh" wmode="transparent"
allownetworking="internal" allowscriptaccess="never">&

Please do comment.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Windows Logon Password

It's no secret. And it can be hacked in a million ways.

However, let me begin by saying, that this obviously assumes we have unrestricted physical access to the target machine. This also does *not* mean that this is a great Windows flaw, no it's not! It's a method and there are other methods of hacking passwords of other Operating Systems, including ANY other OS, provided we have physical access.

Here I have presented 2 methods to access your system after you have conveniently forgotten your password. Which I hope you would not. ;)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Uneducated Kindle Mag

So, I went to this Quiz contested hosted by Parnab Mukherjee at Gyan Manch today (4th Sep.) and we were given free magazines of Kindle.

I was reading their April, 2010 issue... and they addressed a sensitive issue, that of Piracy. The cover of the mag was the main page of "thepiratebay.org": which hosts various illegal torrents. That does not make the concept of torrent evil though!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Internet Lingo

A few months ago I was having a chat with my friend... who is, like me, a Bengali...

and to him... Lingo meant something to do with Lord Shiva...

I better not elaborate on that. ;)

Okay... my point is there's a real cool program : wtf