Carter Yagemann

I'm a computer scientist and cybersecurity researcher. My interests include hacking, system design, and software engineering.

Misc Articles

  • Fri 12 April 2019
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H&R Block App Analytics for 2019

Last year I wrote a blog post about using the analytics publicly released by the USA government to gleam some information about H&R Block's mobile apps. If you haven't read it, I recommend doing so because in this post I'm going to give an update for the 2019 tax …

  • Fri 09 February 2018
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H&R Block "MyBlock" App + USA Government Website Analytics = PROFIT

I like data mining. For better or worse, it's the gold of the digital age. So when the USA government decided to make the analytical data for their publicly facing websites available for download, I jumped at the opportunity. Thanks to this lovely data source, I can get insights into …

  • Fri 28 July 2017
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You never know where your code will end up.

I was searching through an archive site for 4Chan when I noticed that my name was in a random post on the Technology board, /g/: Anonymous Sat Jun 17 11:13:54 2017 No.60943336 >>60943289 I'm running it locally, but you can get it here: …

  • Tue 24 January 2017
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Site Redesign

HTML5Up When I originally registered the domain I imagined it would be a single static page summarizing my professional career; an eye catch for recruiters and peers searching my name on the internet. I wanted a place for bragging that I would have complete control over and not …

  • Thu 21 April 2016
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Demystifying the Master’s Thesis — Is it right for you?

Originally written for the Syracuse University College of Engineering blog. A few weeks ago I successfully defended my master’s thesis. At 55 pages long, it summarizes my research findings from two years spent in Professor Kevin Du’s lab studying the security of the Android operating system. With its …

  • Thu 04 February 2016
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How Orange Helps You Sleep At Night

Originally written for the Syracuse University College of Engineering blog. Everyone at Syracuse University knows that orange is the very best college color, but who knew it could also help you sleep? Research conducted in recent years has shown that sleep problems are on the rise and one theory gaining …