I recently had a friend lose access to his Night Owl WNVR201 device. He said he lost his password, and I said I'd see what I could do. Through a long day of reverse engineering it, I found out how to reset the password on the device.
We all know the basic idea of file compression. We see ZIP files regularly, and know how to extract and compress them. Although most everyone knows how to use these compressed files, and understand that compressing files makes them smaller, most people have no idea how it works technically.
Though this may seem like magic, it's a fairly straightforward concept. In this article, we are going to be demystifying file compression.