Retro-Malware: Writing A Keylogger for DOS, Part 1

As a fun hobbyist project, I decided to dig into the realities of exploring what modern malware and credential gathering would look like if those techniques were invented in the early to mid 90s. First off, we need to talk about the programming environments and constraints given to us by running DOS in real mode.

Review: Hesiod Name Services System

During upgrade and revoluations of the SoylentNews infrastructure, we decided to replace LDAP with Hesiod.

Hesiod is a DNS based mechanism for distributing user information similar to NIS, and dates back to MIT and Project Athena. In this review, we’ll explore some of the history of the early Internet, and how Hesiod extended up being a winning solution for our user authentication needs.