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Academy of reverse engineering: ESSAYS 301-400
(Archive: 10 Jun 1998 ~ today)
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Project 0: Wdasm reversing Project 1: Hexeditors & co Project 2: Softice & Numega's
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The essay database

Date Contributor   Essay Description Project   Reference
15 June 98 Fravia ~ mmstory.htm What's behind the mm256.dat and mm2048.dat files? proj 9 ~ fra_012B
15 June 98 Xoanon ~ xoa_126.htm PreviewParadise R.I.P. (vboxed programs... bye bye!) timelock ~ fra_012C
15 June 98 SLH ~ hutsting.htm Applying the sting papers ~ fra_012D
17 June 98 Joa ~ crunchi3.htm Little essay about the various methods and viewpoints of crunching III papers ~ fra_012E
17 June 98 Fravia ~ uninstms.htm It's a long long way to get rid of M$IE proj 9 ~ fra_012F
17 June 98 Joa ~ crunchi4.htm Little essay about the various methods and viewpoints of crunching IV papers ~ fra_0130
29 June 98 XaVaX ~ xava_27.htm PhotoShop 5.0 / Digimarc 1.6.82, Commercial stupidity is alive & well proj 7 ~ fra_0131
29 June 98 cYnAppZ ~ cynapp1.htm copy your own working serial number from the *.cfg file proj 7 ~ fra_0132
29 June 98 Wyatt ~ wyatt_vb.htm Visual Basic Coprocessor cracking: Wave Events v2.0 proj 8 ~ fra_0133
10 July 98 Joa ~ crunchi5.htm Little essay about the various methods and viewpoints of crunching - V papers ~ fra_0134
10 July 98 Ozymandias ~ ozyma1.htm Opera 3.21 crack ourtools ~ fra_0135
10 July 98 SiuL+Hacky ~ siullin2.htm Ltrace. The Tool (Linux disassembling) advanced
ourtools
~ fra_0136
10 July 98 Cryptopoulos ~ iebug2.htm How to bypass Micro$oft Internet Explorer security unass. ~ fra_0137
10 July 98 +Malattia ~ malamirc.htm mIRC 5.* A KEY GENERATOR EXPLAINED unass. ~ fra_0138
15 July 98 Salinas ~ salinas.htm Micro$oft Publisher 97: Crack it and Drop it! proj 9 ~ fra_0139
15 July 98 Prophecy ~ prophe2.htm Dirtbike: a cute protection scheme unass. ~ fra_013A
15 July 98 Snooty ~ snooty2.htm Unprotecting unprotectors (AccessData's StopCopy failure) progcor ~ fra_013B
20 July 98 +greythorne ~ gtbankil.txt kill the prohosting.com banners, the tripod.com banners, and the geocities.com banners ourtools ~ fra_013C
20 July 98 +ReZiDeNt ~ rezilin.htm Reverse Engineering a Linux/X Target ourtools ~ fra_013D
20 July 98 Miguel Neto ~ uedilas.htm UltraEdit 5.1: A time trial crack ourtools ~ fra_013E
20 July 98 Mr Shellex ~ shellex.htm ShellExecute and Your Default Browser proj 9 ~ fra_013F
25 July 98 bb ~ bbnag1.htm Simulating User Input to Eliminate Nag Screens papers ~ fra_0140
25 July 98 +ReZiDeNt ~ rezget_1.htm Reverse Engineering Gettysburg: Demos can be more than they seem unass. ~ fra_0141
25 July 98 bb ~ bbdrlan2.htm MKS toolkit revisited continuing drlan's work unass. ~ fra_0142
25 July 98 Miguel Neto ~ neto_01.htm How to crack another commercial "ready made" protection timelock protec ~ fra_0143
25 July 98 Miguel Neto ~ neto3.htm HTMLPad: A nasty protection unass. ~ fra_0144
31 July 98 +Xoanon ~ xoano_27.htm Another readymade sotware protection (Intellisecure R2) dies progcor ~ fra_0145
31 July 98 MisterE ~ monitor.htm Keyfiles: Monitor/RA v1.80 and the 'hidden protection' idea progcor ~ fra_0146
31 July 98 Johnny+X ~ rcnewht.htm Cracking an encrypted dll scheme: Virtual Turntables 1.5 progcor ~ fra_0147
06 Sep 98 IH8U ~ win98tut.htm Bypassing Win98 FULL Version's serial check "without cracking" proj 9 ~ fra_0148
06 Sep 98 PNA ~ pna3.htm How to hook any API function in kernel32.dll advanced
papers
~ fra_0149
06 Sep 98 MisterE ~ mre2.htm About keyfiles, generators and protections unass. ~ fra_014A
06 Sep 98 LSD ~ compro2.htm About keyfiles, generators and protections progcor ~ fra_014B
06 Sep 98 SiuL+Hacky ~ siulflex.htm Linux advanced cracking: flexlm advanced
Ourtools
~ fra_014C
16 Sep 98 TheOwl ~ icedump4.htm winice dumper (version 4) advanced
Ourtools
~ fra_014D
16 Sep 98 Joa ~ crunchi6.htm Little essay about the various methods and viewpoints of crunching - VI papers ~ fra_014E
16 Sep 98 sYmbol ~ symbo_1.htm TU: KeyLBE32.DLL, why would you use this to protect your program? Ourtools ~ fra_014F
16 Sep 98 Sanity ~ cyberme.htm TU: Cracking an uninstaller ~ [Filemonitor & Deadlisting] Proj 7 ~ fra_0150
23 Sep 98 Asc0 ~ asc0.htm TU: A crackme based on Aesculapius' algos Our Prot ~ fra_0151
23 Sep 98 Lazy Crack ~ wdasmcr.htm Some useful points in using Wdasm89 as a debugger (Cracking Borland's Sidekick 98) Ourtools ~ fra_0152
23 Sep 98 Dr. Fuhrball ~ dvdfuhr.htm DIVX and DVD reversing papers ~ fra_0153
04 Oct 98 +Cruehead ~ soluhtm.htm STRAINER99 solution, by +Cruehead 99Solutions ~ fra_0154
04 Oct 98 +The Q ~ soluhtm.htm STRAINER99 solution, by +The Q 99Solutions ~ fra_0155
04 Oct 98 +Mad ~ soluhtm.htm STRAINER99 solution, by +Mad 99Solutions ~ fra_0156
04 Oct 98 +Int_03h ~ soluhtm.htm STRAINER99 solution, by +Int_03h 99Solutions ~ fra_0157
04 Oct 98 +Spath ~ soluhtm.htm STRAINER99 solution, by +Spath 99Solutions ~ fra_0158
04 Oct 98 +Jazz ~ soluhtm.htm STRAINER99 solution, by +Jazz 99Solutions ~ fra_0159
14 Oct 98 TWD ~ twdaplog.htm Finding an hidden incredible database inside windows98 proj 9
ourtools
~ fra_015A
14 Oct 98 Fravia ~ crawicra.htm A crack without craking: Talonsoft's The Operational Art of War unass. ~ fra_015B
21 Oct 98 Svd ~ bulga_1.htm Data-reverse-engineering - Lesson 1 papers ~ fra_015C
21 Oct 98 932452 ~ dongle_n.htm Simple dongle reversing proj 3 ~ fra_015D
21 Oct 98 Douby ~ rebirth.htm BEGINNERS: Outtiming the time limit and stack defeating two CRC checks unass. ~ fra_015E
30 Oct 98 Cup of Cats ~ coc_001.htm When one key code works, why can't the rest of them? unass. ~ fra_015F
30 Oct 98 Swann ~ swann_mm.htm A New Toy: reversing the different 'modes' of a target ourtools ~ fra_0160
30 Oct 98 The+Q ~ cft_pro.htm CuteFTP KeyFile Protection advanced ~ fra_0161
30 Oct 98 adq ~ laste_09.htm isDcc: An installshield Decompiler advanced
ourtools
~ fra_0162
30 Oct 98 Nikodemos (Jayke) ~ laste_09.htm The Quick Guide to Smashing those insidious *.DAT filez ourtools ~ fra_0163
30 Oct 98 Pilgrim ~ pilgrim.htm How to crack a PC-based FlexLm license manager unass. ~ fra_0164
30 Oct 98 Lone runner ~ fragas1.htm WIN32 Api Hooks, The stub approach advanced ~ fra_0165
30 Oct 98 +Mammon_ ~ mamm_gip.htm Mammon_'s Tales to Fravia+'s Grandson... An IDA Primer... htu-tools ~ fra_0166
12 Nov 98 Jean-Marc ~ enh_ida.htm An IDA enhancer (patching the IDA.WLL) advanced
htu-tools
~ fra_0167
12 Nov 98 NiKoDeMoS ~ jn_essay.htm The New Chaos Protection protec ~ fra_0168
12 Nov 98 adq ~ adqlinu1.htm Linux cracking ~ How to crack in Linux without a disassembler unass. ~ fra_0169
12 Nov 98 Marigold ~ marigo_4.htm VBox The Hellraiser or the "paper tiger" by PreviewSystems advanced
timelock
~ fra_016A
25 Nov 98 Pedro ~ securom1.htm Securom's clever protection scheme debunked advanced ~ fra_016B
25 Nov 98 El Latigo ~ javacral.htm Java cracking, reversing applets unass. ~ fra_016C
25 Nov 98 Victor Porguen ~ redirect.htm Defeating File Integrity Checks Through Redirection advanced ~ fra_016D
25 Nov 98 -the_gonz ~ twodisk.htm An easy way to stop the guys (from Redmond) to snoop data inside your harddisk unass. ~ fra_016E
02 Dec 98 LordCaligo ~ caligo4.htm Using BRW: How to make passwords hidden by "stars" visible howtouse ~ fra_016F
02 Dec 98 TWD ~ twdappl2.htm Looking inside your Windows 98... Tell me which applications you run and I'll tell you who you are proj 9 ~ fra_0170
02 Dec 98 Sojourner ~ rhino.htm BEGINNERS: What Time Does the Library Open? proj 7 ~ fra_0171
12 Dec 98 Victor Porguen ~ porvbo1.htm Redirection Revisited -- Achieving Redirection Through API Spoofing papers ~ fra_0172
12 Dec 98 The_Owl ~ owlimpo.htm HWINFO Defeated: Cracking the impossible advanced ~ fra_0173
12 Dec 98 Embedded ~ enbecor.htm Sniffing the Corporate and Institutional Network corpor. ~ fra_0174
12 Dec 98 Joa ~ crunchi7.htm Little essay about the various methods and viewpoints of crunching VII papers ~ fra_0175
12 Dec 98 Tomboy ~ everlock.htm Everlock by Az-Tech: Reversing a Commercial Copy Protection Scheme - Part 1 advanced protec ~ fra_0176
23 Dec 98 +Xdaemon ~ xdae_22.htm Cracking File Read Aloud v1.1 (the chmod indicator) unass. ~ fra_0177
23 Dec 98 .sozni ~ soz_li.htm OCX cracking (Using LIC files) unass. ~ fra_0178
23 Dec 98 SiuL+Hacky ~ siul_333.htm Linux cracking: About Introducing Your Own Code advanced ~ fra_0179
23 Dec 98 ZenGuy+ ~ mm_dat.htm Neutralizing MM256.DAT and MM2048.DAT files unass. ~ fra_017A
09 Jan 99 Kilby ~ kilby.htm Thief and the current Eidos protection scheme proj 4 ~ fra_017B
09 Jan 99 Svd ~ svdcd1.htm "offline" debugging and other little marvels protec ~ fra_017C
09 Jan 99 Indian Maharaja ~ marajasp.htm Active Server Page reversing ideale ~ fra_017D
09 Jan 99 Pilgrim ~ pilgrim2.htm Further FlexCrypt analysis protec ~ fra_017E
09 Jan 99 Indian1998+ ~ india_r1.htm Cracking a Commercial Time Trial Protection using Wdasm32 as debugger protec ~ fra_017F
20 Jan 99 +puarc ~ probet_1.htm Protection Techniques (1): How to protect your C programs protec ~ fra_0180
20 Jan 99 Pr!Me5 ~ javascri.htm Javascript: The 'WHEEL OF FORTUNE' solution javascri ~ fra_0181
20 Jan 99 aZh nAZg ~ whosorc.htm +ORC revealed... the best of Zen stalking orc ~ fra_0182
20 Jan 99 McLallo ~ cdromcla.htm CD-Cops ~ Another ready-made protection annihilated advanced
proj 4
protec
~ fra_0183
20 Jan 99 +OCHE SATRIANI
+OBLEK
~ softtric.htm How to trick Numegas registration routines (and download everything you want from Numega's site) disassembling Softice itself howtouse ~ fra_0184
             
Total: 171 reverse engineers
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