Saturday, March 05, 2005

Theo de Raadt

I had the good fortune to spend some time at a talk given by Theo de Raadt this week in Trinity College. He presented on Exploit Mitigation Techniques, primarily in OpenBSD of course. There were a lot of interesting topics like random stack offset, the use of the ProPolice compiler, taking advantage of hardware specific techniques to do with the sliding register windows on SPARC cpus and a whole lot more. The talk was followed by much selling of t-shirts and CDs.

I had some snacks at my favourite restaurant, The Cedar Tree - a very friendly Lebanese restaurant just near Trinity. A great way to end the evening.

Reading: Greg Egan's Diaspora (hard to get into so far, but has potential)
Playing: Half-Life 2 (every bit as awesome as it is reputed to be)



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