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"Testing can prove the presence of bugs, but not their absence." -- Edsger W. Dijkstra
"The enemy knows the system." -- Claude E. Shannon
"Perfection is achieved when there is nothing left to remove." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"The GNU people aren't evil." -- /usr/src/linux/Documentation/CodingStyle
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[0x01] Who's Raptor?

I'm a seasoned information security researcher and consultant, specializing in networking (from old school X.25 to modern Wi-Fi), telephony (POTS, mobile, VoIP), and cyber-physical systems (SCADA and process control technologies in general). I work as Team Manager and Principal Security Advisor at @Mediaservice.net, a leading security advisory firm based in Italy, where I'm in charge of project and team management, penetration testing, compliance audits, vulnerability research, and exploit development. Basically, I'm a professional hacker and project manager. I hold the following certifications: As a hacker and polyglot programmer of weird machines, I study how things can go wrong. As member of the ISECOM Core Team, I'm involved in the development of the Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), the international standard for performing security testing. I'm also contributing to the Hacker Highscool (HHS), another ISECOM project promoting security awareness for teens. As a technical writer, I've published articles on many computing magazines and I've co-authored some books, such as the popular Hacking Exposed Linux. Back in the 90s, I co-founded Linux&C (the first Italian magazine about Linux and open source), Linux Pratico, and H&C.

This is my personal homepage and playground. Take a look below for (new) stuff. Please send your feedback to: Marco Ivaldi <raptor[at]0xdeadbeef.info> (PGP key updated on 2014-07-01).

[0x02] Projects

My current information security research projects:

[0x04] Publications

Some of my publications and related resources:


Articles Presentations Advisories Interviews and Mentions Related Works

[0x08] Exploits

My public exploits (for educational purposes only):


Solaris/SPARC Solaris/x86 AIX OpenBSD Oracle MySQL Miscellaneous

[0x10] Code

My public programs and scripts (mostly experimental stuff, standard disclaimer applies):

New School

Old School Exploitation Esoteric

[0x20] Configurations

Configuration templates for some common information security solutions (YMMV):

Packet Filters

Application Firewalls Virtual Private Networks

[0x40] /dev/random

A collection of other random stuff:

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