Posts: 757 Location: USA Joined: 17.12.07 Rank: God
Posted on 09-06-15 14:52
I just think it's fun. I've been doing a lot of malware reverse-engineering lately and I like knowing that somewhere, someone wrote this code to prevent me from doing what I'm doing. And yet I'm still able to do it. It's a very adversarial practice that will constantly keep me on my toes.
To the authors, I'm the bad guy and they must not let me in. To me, they're the bad guys and I must not allow myself to be bested. Game on.
Being presented with this type of opportunity (and the skills to accept it) is simply amazing to me. I started playing around on this site 8 (holy shit!) years ago as a hobby and now I am able to do the things I learned here for a living for all of the foreseeable future. Cool.
(PS. if you want a more complete "statement" or to further pick my brain, feel free to give me ping! Also, a couple of mycolleagues have done/are doing work in this area. I'm sure they'd be willing to help you out.)
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