+HCU: Academy of reverse engineering
||Founded by +ORC in April 1996
"...rrRRRRRrrRRRing... rrRRrrRRRRRrring... rrrRRRrrrRRRRing..."
by +Alistair|| Mid January 1998 - ? 1998
|How to use alien
servers anonymously without being neither noticed nor logged
(well, that's the 'unofficial' title I myself gave to this
course after having read +Alistair
letter :-) |
Below are the letter that
+Alistair sent to +Zer0 and info on
how to participate
Here are Reverser's thoughts and proposals about the 1998 +HCU
There was an high level of guessing, among some of us,
about the beginning of this year +HCU. +ORC did not seem much 'in the mood'.
Yet it looks like things are starting now, and the irony is that our
university begins (judging by +Alistair's starting mysterious messages on our maillists)
with some techniques and teachings that seem much more
'hacking' oriented. Anyway this is probably
an appropriate starting, since it happens
in the same days Micro$oft has bought Hotmail.
Yet I would like to propose to all participants to avoid just "sitting in
the classroom" and "listening to the teachers". Lest start together our
The one I would like to propose, if others will agree with me, is to begin
developing (i.e. programming) some useful tools.
So I would propose as "project" for 1998 to develop "A basic interceptor":
say, a simple (windows)
TSR for logging ALL calls to a specific API from a target program and 'his' dlls
or other 'floating' parts.
Such tools exist already, of course. Our first task should be to list the existing ones
and see if we can 'tweak' one of them to our purposes. But I'm already running
ahead. I know that Mammon_ would enjoy to work on such a project. What about the other
Awaiting your contribution: mine is only an example of a possible
project, if each one of you will propose a project that he would like to develop
year courses, we could then choose together the three-four
most interesting ones, and work -together- to their success.
This is our university, let's exploit fully the
might of our joint forces, my friends: together we will grow and
(reverser, 8 January 1998, awaiting your comments and suggestions on this)
In order to partecipate:
(restricted admission :-(
All HCUkers that have passed the strainer published by +ORC last
April should email as soon as possible +Zer0 and ask him access
onto Sergei's list. We are trying to get permission to add
some other crackers to the 98 +HCU, they will be contacted
directly as soon as a couple of reserves will have been cleared.
Anyway already now ALL HCUKERS that have been listed on the
solution page (and that have not
already done it, duh) can and should email
+Zer0 in order to get access to Sergei's list!
+Alistair will begin next week! Hurry up!
Sorry for all those that have to be left out. I'm not very happy
with this: all my philosophy is that teaching should be made available
to anybody who cares... well, let's hope you'll pass the strainer for
1999 (should be published end April 1998) and that the older ones will allow
me to publish at least a part of what we will learn...
And here is the letter that +Alistair sent
to +Zer0 on 6 January
Gee! Alistair sends
i have taken +ORC place -can't believe it :)
You will have to call me *master* -feels nice ;)
Oldred is far far away ,lost in his nutty projects.
He asked me to man the ship for a couple of months
and to give you some tricks or lessons or whatever
i can ,like a school of sort: he's worried becose
gates has bought hotmail ,do not worry ,i told
him ,and he wanted me to explain things ,even
if i don't have the free time he has.
So he left me saying he wants you to work
together -fact is he believes in team work ,i
don't ;) and consequently you will have to understand
the tricks i am gonna use ,which wont be difficult ,
i bet many among you know them already anyway ,
don't flame me if so ;)
Let us use zero's sergei *secure* list -nothing
is secure nowadays ,since a couple of you mirror
it to hotmail and i can intercept it on its route
to bill's new kingdom.
So ,who am i? You wont know -i'm a friend of Oldred ,
and Alistair is not my real nick -that's all. I'm no
cracker myself -now i am happy becose should i need
to crack some proggy i can ask you to do it -no
i wont -i prefer the real warez ;) anyway i can
hack a little the net , and help friends ;) that's
all you should care about...
So a couple of you asked for more people to join
before starting ,why not?
Only problem is i don't know you at all ,so i
dunnow. Let the three of them greythorne ,reverser
and sync decide who ,I take anyone they say on
Let's start next week on zero's sergei.
Smash all people you want on that list. It is up to
you to keep only friends in there ,i am not gonna
Zero: publish everything i will throw to you ,
with header and all -keep your own IPs out if you
want ,they are not needed. I wont send to your
other list any more: I mixed a little the two
until I got it: Sergei = SEcure and Linotype =
I will carry on until you smart personages find
out how i am doing it ,then we shall pass to
You guys relish all sort of riddles said ORC ,fine ,
i relish riddles too.
Of course people there on the servers i will use
wont know nutting about it. Wont ever understand
what's happening either. And in case they do there
are millions other servers we can use.
So ,now it is already getting too easy ,i better
Well, we'll soon see, I hope, what all this means :-)
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Reverser 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998. All rights reversed