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Cisco Systems
Security Research Engineer Tech Lead was asked...2 December 2023

Tell me a little bit about yourself and why you'd be a good fit for this job.

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Of your abilities what do you think is your strongest when it comes to the job description? Less

General Motors (GM)

What could be a vulnerability in accepting a string as a format string for printf in C?

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We can insert formats in the string for printing addresses, which would essentially print addresses on the stack, breaking ASLR. Less


Behaviour questions and technical questions, 1. code review will be given a simple code to review 2. Assembly language to explain the code flow 3. Basic of how internet works such how TCP and TLS works 4. How DNS works 5.Linux and how android security architecture works etc


Screen share with x86 assembly snippets, having to explain the relevant functions


coding in Python - how to eliminate stars from a string with parentheses.

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I used a stack data structure.


a questions about "pass the ticket attack"


i dont remember, more like real life scenarios

HUMAN Security

Questions about my experience and background.


Malware analysis related tests and background questions

Huawei Technologies

presentation and coding test other than normal questions

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