This is not my work, I used Web Snake to take it off two years ago. I put
it here for the use of everyone, but be warned, it is BIG, over a 1000 pages!
Check this page or this page
for an idea of the size of size!
The only changes I have made is to try and get rid of the links that don't work
anymore and add this to the page I link to from my web site. The real home
page for Fravia is HERE, I use this one because it is a
little easer to use, look for the links, most are in images. I have been
studying Fravia's work since 1996 when I was reverse engineering the 1982 BiM
Ballast control computer system (while working for Penrod then Wilrig) that was
based on the TI9900 CPU (specifically the TI9995) by breaking down the EPROM'S
into TI9900 Assembly Code. ENJOY FRIENDS!
YES, I imported this with FrontPage, I'm a lot newer to this Web stuff than I am
to reverse engineering and I usually start with Bill's stuff (MASH anyone!).
My sincere apologies Fravia and his friends!
Here is what I'm working at this time: Dongle Bashing
a bit of work ;-)
site is actually updated in the news section.
Fravia stopped his site. This mirror is the only updated
As requested, all fravia's occurences replaced by reverser.
Many thanks to dnk for his help, cleaning this place.
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,
a word to the
confused ones before proceeding
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.
__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. with a legitimate interest with a legitimate interest
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 protect better
__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
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).notnot 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! :-) you may NOT
use Micro$oft's pukeseriouslydon't complain
you may NOT
use Micro$oft's pukeseriouslydon't complain
__Entrances to fravia's fortress__
"if your browser is poor click on the red..." "if your browser is poor click on the red..." "if your browser is poor click on the red..."
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!
This site guaranteed 100% frames and advertisement free, made with full-recyclable electrons, respects all
directives of the European Union regarding environment, please don't litter. and advertisement and advertisement
Anyone wishing to use the contents of my site for profit
purposes should contact the Editor.
Fravia, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999. All rights reserved, in the European Union and elsewhere
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.