Passive-Aggressive Resistance: OS Fingerprint Evasion

If we do not wish to fight, we can prevent the enemy from engaging us even though the lines of our encampment be merely traced out on the ground. All we need do is to throw something odd and unaccountable in his way. --Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Thanks to Rex Warren for all his hard work aiding me with this paper and the sample code, Fyodor for allowing me to reference all his hard work and for such a great security tool, Dan Kurc for reading over my code and calling that baby ugly (Hey! It's my first C program), Sir Dystic for C-isms and Courtnee.


Rob Beck is currently a security architect for @stake Security Consulting Services, specializing in Windows OS/application penetration assessment and secure build design.