About Me

My name is Stephen Haffner (a.k.a. kd8zev or yupyupp) and this is my personal website. In August I will be starting my final year at Ohio State University and will graduate in May 2017 with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering specialized in Information and Computation Assurance. I am currently a reverse engineering intern at PreTalen and a network engineering student employee at OARnet.

I enjoy lower level languages (i.e. C) and I am one of those weirdos that finds assembly kind of fun to play around with. In fact, I have recently started learning to analyze disassembled malware with help of the book Practical Malware Analysis: The Hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software.

Between classes, work experiences, and personal exploration I have gains a solid understanding of software development, Unix-based system and network administration, and reverse engineering applications.


Outside of class I spend a good amount of time experimenting with my personal server network and trying to learn more about anything related to the field of reverse engineering and information security. Although I spend a lot of time at my computer I love being active. I spend a lot of time working on and riding my bicycle and my time in Boy Scouts has left me with a special appreciation for hiking and backpacking.