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Peter Ferrie
("qkumba" on HackZApple, Pouet, EXETools, and CSA2)
("peterferrie" on OpenRCE, DOSBox, Reddit, and GitHub)
("peter ferrie" on MAME Dev, Tuts4You, StackExchange, Bannister, and CFFA)
("san inc." on Asimov)

Technical Director, Symantec Corporation
virus researcher, reverse-engineer and software preservationist
email: peter.ferrie@gmail.com


Wizard of Oz





NEWS

May 16: ProDOS floppy/HDD read/write driver in 1122/1445 bytes.
March 17: "In Search of the Most Amazing Thing" published in PoC||GTFO 0x11.
March 8: ZX7 unpacker in 142 bytes.
February 29: SHA-3 in 480 bytes.
February 7: Modular exponentiation in 149 bytes.




SH!T THAT I SAID

If Uli had called it the Air Guitar, instead of the Sky Guitar, then it might have been more popular. :-)
Never see a movie which features your field of specialty. You'll find so many things that are wrong, you won't enjoy it.
Buffets are for when one (dish) is not enough and two is too many ($$$).
Your ability to guess the word that someone is mis-pronouncing, is inversely proportional to your fluency in that language.
Among the members of the Cervidae family, the 'S' deer is probably the most helpful, but the 'O' deer is probably the most famous.
If people in Holland spoke a dialect of Dutch, they could call it Hollandaise.




BIO

Peter Ferrie began working with computers in 1981.
In 1986, he began developing anti-virus software for Apple II PCs.
From 1992-1998, he worked for an Australian distributor of anti-virus software for IBM PCs, first McAfee Viruscan then Frisk F-Prot.
From 1998-2000, he worked for Frisk Software International in Iceland.
From 2000-2003, he worked for Symantec Corporation in Australia.
From 2003-2008, he worked for Symantec Corporation in the USA.
From 2008-2016, he worked for Microsoft Corporation in the USA.
In 2016, he rejoined Symantec Corporation.

Ferrie specialises in the analysis of Win32/Win64/Linux/script malware, reverse engineering code on multiple platforms, and development of (anti-)emulators, (anti-)unpackers, (anti-)debuggers, and anti-rootkit technologies.
He has been a speaker at various conferences. He is the most frequent contributor ever to the Virus Bulletin journal, supplying over 100 articles in 13 years.
He joined CARO (Computer Anti-virus Research Organisation) in 2001.
He received the Virus Bulletin 2010 award for greatest contribution to anti-malware in the last 10 years.




COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007




CONFERENCE PAPERS

2010 2008 2007 2006 2004 2001




INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

In Search of the Most Amazing Thing; or, Towards a Universal Method to Defeat E7 Protection on the Apple ][ Platform (pdf) - PoC||GTFO 0x11, March 2016, page 15-19
A Brief Description of Some Popular Copy-Protection Techniques on the Apple ][ Platform - PoC||GTFO 0x10, January 2016, page 39-74

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001




UNPUBLISHED

2011 2004




SECURITY

Crypto: AES-256, BLAKE2s, ChaCha, DES, Modular exponentiation, RC6, Serpent-256, SHA-3/Keccak, Twofish-256

Shellcode: x86/x64 Shellcode development

Advisories: 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2002 2001




LOW-LEVEL

2015 2014 2013 2011 2010 2009 2007




FUN STUFF

The "Life In ..." series
My favourite demos
My favourite games
Compatibility fixes for demos and games
Old games that I finally beat
My Brøderbund info
My Infocom info
My Mindscape info
Scan of the Month 33




TINY CODE

Apple II stuff
Old coding stuff
Intel stuff
Every potentially executable field in a PE header




GREETINGS

painters: 007, Angel, Aster, Banish, Bizar, Chams, Custom, Droogie (gallery), Dys, Kagent, Kaine, Kerupt, KOS, Mister E, Orsam, RCF, Ree, Rize, Sink, TPee, Unique (Sinz, Spice)
Apple II: Colwyn, Home Hacker, Maz, Prototype (not the ex-virus writer on IBM PCs) (Bandits, Plasmania), Rebel, San Inc (Karateka side A, Karateka side B), Seroster, TCS, TTT


LINKS

Painters: 50mm Los Angeles
Apple II: Asimov (ftp), HackZApple
Comics: 9 Chickweed Lane, Baby Blues, General Protection Fault, Liō, Sinfest, User Friendly
Other: Oldskool, Old School ;-)

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