Assembly, one of the oldest and largest demo parties anywhere has around 5000 geeks gathered together for four days. Many of the techniques used in demo coding are interesting to us working in a antivirus lab: the fastest demos are written in low-level assembler, and to fit within the tight size limits (such as 4kB or 64kB), some of these demos use really advanced compressing techniques.
To get a feeling on what's happening at the party, you might want to tune in to AssemblyTV.
Once again, as a sponsor of the event, F-Secure is running a reverse-engineering competition known as KHALLENGE. Your task is to decode three programs to find hidden information. The fastest solvers win new iPods and a visit to our viruslab.
Khallenge will begin tomorrow, Friday the 1st of August 2008, at 12:00 local Assembly time.