apatf - levenshtein distance in cyber security

Levenshtein distance what?

If you work or are just interested in cyber security you will have most likely encountered situations in which you would have loved to be able to automatically identify the percentage wise difference of two files or strings. A good example is a login or error page check. Imagine you are fuzzing a web application and you try to differentiate a successful injection from an error page.


except Exception as me:


Ha, you might wonder what this madman is talking about ;) For returning visitors of mytty.org that all should make sense. I used to publish cyber security related content pretty frequently. I kept going for a few years until around mid of 2010. I figure that’s when my work got the better part of me and my life for good (oh yes, I’ve been working consulting hours) and I just stopped publishing any content at all.