Practical Lead to Gold Conversion; or an Intro to Opteron Resurrection.

It so happens that AMD resisted the informal NSA ban on the manufacture of LinuxBIOS-capable x86 CPUs slightly longer than Intel did. Or perhaps they were simply slower to succumb to Microsoft’s Fritz chip decree. Whichever may be the case, vintage (pre-2011, with some caveats, inquire within) AMD Opteron motherboards are a precious [...]

Still Tenser, Said the Censor.

Stay classy, YCombinator.

The Care and Feeding of the Sage SmartProbe.

If you cured your Sage SmartProbe of its congenital disease as per the last article on the subject, you may now be wondering what to do with it.
The vendor supplied a massive Java shitware with the thing, which does not merit any discussion whatsoever. Instead, we will use the probe’s very spiffy GDB-compatible interface. Configure [...]

How to Make Your Own Lamport Parachute from Common Household Materials.

The thought began, as many good things begin, in #trilema.
Users of the WOT, of V, and other systems where your cryptographic identity is wholly in your own hands1 live with a certain risk of “cryptographic death” – i.e. the compromise of one’s signing key. A conscientious user of public key crypto might keep the thought [...]

Phuctored SSH Public Keys.

Phuctored SSH Public Keys to date.
Keys were obtained from a scan of the complete IPv4 space. We have gone approximately 20% of the way through the data set at the time of this writing.
Click on the IP addresses to view a key in Phuctor, or on the SSH hello string to view pertinent discussions.
A snapshot [...]

A Complete Pill for the Sage SmartProbe.

The Sage SmartProbe was a very spiffy “Hard ICE” debugger, one of the few ever manufactured for use with modern (2010s) AMD x86-64 processors, and – as far as I’m aware – the only one ever sold on the mass market, rather than as part of “favourite son” deals (as, e.g., Intel’s, and Arium’s similar [...]

Tears of the Phucked.

Phuctor – rewritten and revved up on new hardware in April – is presently eating SSH RSA keys from a scan of the complete IPv4 space.
And, on occasion, breaking some.
And generating other laughs as well.  In today’s server logs:
134.223.116.158 – - [22/Jul/2016:15:54:57 +0000] “GET /gpgkey/50840391E5677882196999C9AE77F3177E6CBF8D35FB4F1FEF848CFADF9088B1 HTTP/1.1″ 200 3425 “http://134.223.116.149:15871/cgi-bin/blockpage.cgi?ws-session=2010817170 ”
What’s that? A ‘Websense’ censortron control panel, [...]

Terraforming the “MyCloud Mini” : TTY.

“MyCloud Mini” is a ~$50, dual-core ARM, 256M RAM, 256M Flash, dual SATA box, in various respects similar to the famous PogoPlug.

Use a standard (e.g., CP1202) TTL converter. And you will get:

Stage-1 Bootloader 1 28 10:36:29 CST 2011
Attempting to set PLLA to 750MHz …
plla_ctrl0 : 0×0000000A
plla_ctrl1 : [...]

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Phuctor is Back!

Phuctor is back!

Now using Bernstein’s Algorithm (D. J. Bernstein. How to find smooth parts of integers.) The entire set is pairwise-GCD’d hourly.

Vectored Signatures, or the Elements of a Possible V-Algebra.

Once upon a time (in August of ‘15, to be exact) I wrote a very simple versionatron called ‘V‘.
Edit: See also Ben Vulpes’s excellent introduction to V.
V is a carefully-designed poison against the scurrying little vermin who feed on the proverbial ‘fear, uncertainty, and doubt.’
For readers who are not in the little circle of folks [...]