Software reverse engineering
and web survival arguments
Software protection techniques and tools
Anonymity on the Web: stalking, enemy tracking and other techniques
Reality cracking and anti-advertisement techniques and tools
How to search the web: combing, klebing and other strategies
cookies removal; bots and web-spiders trapping; anti-Micro$oft and anti-Netscape scripts and tricks; tools for software reverse engineering; cgi-cracking; user self-defense; corporate survival counter measures;
home-pages capering and password cracking techniques; commercial smut sites busting; Java applets reversing; vxd monitoring; steganographical and
techniques; email patterns reversing
On the Web since 1995!
If you have landed here for the first time, or if you are interested in the
history of this site,
read a word to the
confused ones before proceeding
, fravia's residence, European Union
this labyrinth of pages (you'll never be able to count them all :-)
contains many teachings,
and will help you gain knowledge
that you will not find elsewhere. Please wander slowly inside: sip a good
take your time and explore
at a leisurely pace. You'll find lessons on how to reverse engineer
windows, dos, linux and palmtop programs, both in order to protect or to deprotect them (fairly easy,
once you learn it); on how to
search the Web using advanced techniques like 'combing' and 'klebing' (not so easy); on how
to gain real information (pretty difficult), on how to track pseudoanonymous people on the
web (fairly difficult), on how to protect your
anonymity browsing the Web (quite difficult), on how to reverse the
reality around you (very
difficult), on how to destroy web sites
you do not like (easy... given some conditions), on how to use (and detect) steganographical
protections, on how to annoy spammers, reverse web-agents, trap bots, write your own spiders
and much more. I hope you'll enjoy this visit. Your critics and suggestions are welcome.
__My New Fortress is defended__
|Thanking my holy protectors
Oh silly syn-attackers... Fravia fluctuat, nec mergitur
I thank Wizard Kevin for his mighty protection of my new fortress
__Disclaimer of liability__
I do disclaim thee,
All information on my site is published for educational
You may reverse engineer, debug or crack only applications or programs you have
legitimately bought, and only for your personal use. You may bomb or nuke only sites
and pages that are really lame and/or pathetically commercial-oriented :-)
Read my short essay: Is reverse engineering
About the part of my site dealing with reversing protection schemes
Please note that I have always been a very sensible
person: if any programmer with a legitimate interest
really thinks that an essay published on
my site should be
removed and put on a non-public part of the fortress, I usually will comply.
Yet this will hurt the protectors, not the warez-crackers out there: "secrecy" in
an Internet polluted with warez and serial numbers (that I despise) does
NOT make any sense: I believe -on the contrary- maximum
transparency to be a very important WEAPON for all software developers
and for all protectors and reversers alike. My site is a forum where anyone
can learn HOW software "ticks", WHY commercial protections do not work and why
there are much better things to do with our knowledge than releasing
tons of crackz and warez to the lamers of the world. In fact I believe that
you will learn here -if anything- how to
__Good browsers and bad browsers__
Which browser are you using, my good reader?
I advice those of you still using Netscape (or, even worse, M$IE) to download and use from now on Opera,
an extremely highly configurable, powerful, easy to reverse and lean (less than a million bytes!) browser that will let you forget once for all both overbloated
browsersaurii and their terrible bugs. Of course you are allowed to use Netscape on my site (if you do, take care: the best version is -by far- good old and solide version 3, not the overbloated and buggy versions 4, 4,5 & 5).
Now, please, try to understand:
you may NOT
use Micro$oft's puke on my site! (Watch it! Some pages just " play" hostility, some are seriously M$IE hostile, so: don't complain you have not been warned! :-)
__Entrances to fravia's fortress__
"if your browser is poor click on the red..."
__Fravia's counters and anti-spam links__
I don't use public counters nor public trackers any more, since I can easily track all my visitors wherever they go (see here a detailed explanation). I'll just keep my own counter above
(started in July 1999 and not working on the mirrors) and the Websitestory counter below,
both count only the daily visitors with "load images" settings who wait patiently at the
main entrance of the fortress until the Websitestory server has planted its cookie (i.e. mostly new visitors). Since I'll never commercialize my site, this is cool, if a little snob: lotta real visitors (more than 80000 "hits" daily actually, according to my fortress server's loggings), yet low profile!
__On the way out__
Goodbye, please damage Microsoft
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Ignore this link. It connects to a bunch of phony E-mail addresses to
frustrate address-gathering spiders from the stupid spammers... add such a page to your main page too, and make things more difficult for
the silly commercial oriented idiots. I have also prepared a small page of advices against commercial spammers.