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RIP Kris Kaspersky

Sadly,  Kris passed away recently.

I never had the opportunity to meet him in person, but I can remember in a way that still puts a smile in my face, that he was one of the first people that I rushed to be connected with in linkedin when I firstly created an account about 10 years ago.

Who is ever going to forget the “remote code execution through Intel CPU bugs” and so many other things discovered and written by Kris.

I wish all the best to his family and close friends, and may he stay alive in everyone’s memories forever.

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” -Norman Cousins


eLearnSecurity – ARES

After working closely with eLearnSecurity for more than a year, I am happy to announce that the ARES course is about to be released on the 24th of September 2013.

This course is made for people that want to dive in the world of Software Reverse Engineering, either driven by curiosity or by the will to work professionally on that subject.
The course is highly recommended for anyone willing to work in the IT Security Industry either as a malware analyst or as vulnerability researcher, and exploit writer.
Furthermore, software developers will also benefit by this course which gives an insight of the internal operations that take place during the execution of an application, and also shows how to locate an algorithm and analyze it for various purposes either for Reverse Engineering or for bug hunting.

An interactive webinar will take place on Tuesday 24 of September 2013, where we will be talking about the course, answering to some questions and also perform a short demonstration of what this course is really about.

You may click on the following links to subscribe for the upcoming webinar for free, and download the syllabus of the ARES course.


Webinar – Finished –

ARES Syllabus


AthCon 2013 RE Challenge Results

Once again the pre-Athcon contest was completed successfully. It was a decision of the organizers to keep the names of the people that solved the RE challenge private, until the beginning of AthCon 2013.

The following people are those who submitted a valid solution before the deadline in that order. We post their names based on the way they asked to be mentioned.

1. Vladimir U. aka OKOB (Ukraine) – Claimed the Amazon Voucher…and got it :0)

2. @trapflag

3. Dany Zatuchna – Claimed the Athcon 2013 ticket…and got it :0)

4. Στέλιος Τσαμπάς (Stelios Tsampas)

The authors of this challenge would like to thank all the people that dedicated some of their time to this challenge, as well as those that helped to spread the voice by any means. It really means a lot to us.