Software reverse engineering and web survival arguments
Software protection techniques and tools
Anonymity on the Web: stalking, enemy tracking and other techniques
Reality cracking and anti-advertisement techniques and tools
How to search the web: combing, klebing and other strategies
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__Disclaimer of liability__All information on my site is published for educational purposes only. You may reverse engineer, debug or crack only applications or programs you have legitimately bought, and only for your personal use. You may bomb or nuke only sites and pages that are really lame and/or pathetically commercial-oriented :-)
I do disclaim thee, Oh Liability!
Read my short essay: Is reverse engineering legal?
About the part of my site dealing with reversing protection schemes
Please note that I have always been a very sensible person: if any programmer with a legitimate interest really thinks that an essay published on my site should be removed and put on a non-public part of the fortress, I usually will comply. with a legitimate interest with a legitimate interest
Yet this will hurt the protectors, not the warez-crackers out there: "secrecy" in an Internet polluted with warez and serial numbers (that I despise) does NOT make any sense: I believe -on the contrary- maximum transparency to be a very important WEAPON for all software developers and for all protectors and Fravias alike. My site is a forum where anyone can learn HOW software "ticks", WHY commercial protections do not work and why there are much better things to do with our knowledge than releasing tons of crackz and warez to the lamers of the world. In fact I believe that you will learn here -if anything- how to protect better your programs.
__Good browsers and bad browsers__
Which browser are you using, my good reader?
I advice those of you still using Netscape (or, even worse, M$IE) to download and use from now on Opera, an extremely highly configurable, powerful, easy to reverse and lean (less than a million bytes!) browser that will let you forget once for all both overbloated browsersaurii and their terrible bugs. Of course you are allowed to use Netscape on my site (if you do, take care: the best version is -by far- good old and solide version 3, not the overbloated and buggy versions 4, 4,5 & 5).
Now, please, try to understand: you may NOT use Micro$oft's puke on my site! (Watch it! Some pages just " play" hostility, some are seriously M$IE hostile, so: don't complain you have not been warned! :-)
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I don't use public counters nor public trackers any more, since I can easily track all my visitors wherever they go (see here a detailed explanation). I'll just keep my own counter above (started in July 1999 and not working on the mirrors) and the Websitestory counter below, both count only the daily visitors with "load images" settings who wait patiently at the main entrance of the fortress until the Websitestory server has planted its cookie (i.e. mostly new visitors). Since I'll never commercialize my site, this is cool, if a little snob: lotta real visitors (more than 80000 "hits" daily actually, according to my fortress server's loggings), yet low profile! new
__On the way out__
Goodbye, please damage Microsoft
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