Wine and IDA

Recently, in Software Vulnerability Analysis, we were provided a program binary with the intent of reverse engineering the binary and then exploiting an undisclosed vulnerability...

Windows 8 More Secure?

One might argue that Windows is just as vulnerable as it was before with the recent news of security patches being available so early in the OS' life cycle...

Minecraft on Ubuntu

Do you minecraft? I don't... but my younger brother does. So what does that mean for me? Well, I built his computer and turned him onto Linux...

Welcome to My Site!

I am currently a third year Ph.D. student at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in the Health and Medical Security Lab (HMS). My varying interests, cohesively captured under the umbrella of computer security, span the domains of embedded systems and applications of cryptography. In my spare time, I enjoy the exploration of: raspberry pi and similar platforms, RFID and mobile application development, and what I consider to be DIY-hacking (e.g, jailbreaking, rooting, and firmware flashing).

Additionally, I have experience with network simulators (e.g., DeterLab), hobbyist-level electronics tinkering, information assurance with respect to ROI and risk management, non-profit development (e.g., anonymous partner notification, So They Can Know), and I follow the open source disposition that if I can share my code and experience - I will not hesitate to do so.

Michael Rushanan in Vegas.

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