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SPOILER: I know what Sotirov and Applebaum’s 25C3 Preso. Is…

December 29th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

UPDATE: HA! So I was *so* close to the real thing!  Turns out that instead of 240 Nintendo DS Lites, they used 200 clustered  Sony PS III's! I actually guessed that in an email to Sotirov, too!  I can't believe you people doubted me!

I initially thought they used the go-kart crashes in Super Mario brothers to emulate MD5 "collisions."

Check out Ryan Naraine's write-up here.

So Alexander Sotirov and Jacob Applebaum are giving a presentation tomorrow at 25C3 titled "Making the Theoretical Possible."

There's a summary of their presentation abstract posted via the link above, but the juicy parts are redacted, hiding the true nature of the crippling effects of the 'sploit about to be released upon the world:


I have a Beowulf cluster of 240 Nintendo DS Lite's running in my basement and harnessing the capabilities thereof was able to apply my custom-written graphical binary isomorphic differ algorithm using neural networking based self-organizing maps and reverse steganography to deduce the obscured content.

I don't wish to be held liable for releasing the content of this prior to their presentation nor do I wish to be pursued for any fair use violations, so I'm hosting the results off shore.

Please click here for the non-redacted image hosted via a mirror site that reveals the content of the abstract.


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  1. December 29th, 2008 at 16:40 | #1

    Silly man. Nintendo's running isomorphic applications are dead. They have been replaced by clusters of overclocked PSII's in liquid nitrogen. LINPACK benchmarks don't lie.

  2. December 29th, 2008 at 18:52 | #2

    I feel like a douche for trying to view the "non-redacted image!"

  3. December 30th, 2008 at 03:26 | #3

    Schade! After reading the de-isomorphic'ed information, the real deal can only disappoint 😛

  4. December 30th, 2008 at 09:08 | #4

    If only. http://hackaday.com/2008/12/30/25c3-hackers-compl
    The internet is about to become a lot more fun. Combine this and the BGP flaw and I might go back to writing checks.

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