About

This is the blog of an information security professional currently living and working in Chicago.  Some of my areas of work and interest include application security, application and network penetration testing, Linux system administration, OS hardening, fuzzing, and web application technologies (EJB, RMI, SOA, SOAP, REST, XML, AJAX).

When I am not busy breaking things, I can be found fixing things, and when none of the above apply, I am most likely reading things or enjoying the city.

The name?

“Generally a NOP slide will be used in cases where execution will branch into a position that cannot be determined with absolute accuracy, therefore ‘padding’ the memory area before and after the approximate branch address is performed in the hope of avoiding an exception which would cause the program or system to crash. Once the CPU branches anywhere within the NOP slide, its instruction pointer will ‘slide’ to its final destination, where there is valid code to be executed.”

Lastly, the opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author, and they do not reflect in any way those of the institutions to which he is affiliated.

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