Monthly Archives: November 2009

best-targeted spam ever

Subj: Necronomicon in PDF

WHY YES I DO WANT A COPY OF THAT. Sadly, the payload wasn’t even a trojan, just a Chinese-hosted pillz site. The default blocking of images from domains you don’t trust here is good; most clients have it now, and it was clearly developed as a response to web bugs but it also protects one from basilisks. It’s still trivial in the current email protocol to forge a sender, so trust no one – not even yourself.

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Bing: now in a can!

Too good for just my Facebook friends to know about, this is one of the lesser known perks of working at Microsoft:

Why use Google when the soda locker down the hall is full of these things? Does it quench your thirst? Hell no it doesn’t. But this will.

Bing in a can!

Bing in a can!

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more on: invalid BS_jmpBoot in boot block: 000000

I’ve been getting a lot of comments that say “invalid BS_jmpBoot in boot block: 000000” happens with  Apple’s Boot Camp HFS drivers from Snow Leopard as well as MacDrive. The act of assigning a drive letter to the partition seems to cause the GPT corruption. This would seem to make it a Windows issue. I do not speak for my employer in any official capacity, but when my current high-priority tasks are done, I’ll ask around at work and see if anybody knows anything about this issue.

Meanwhile, keep sending in your experience reports! The more data, the better.

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update: Comments have been turned off for this post; all questions, comments, suggestions, and support requests about gpt-surgeon must be submitted through the gpt-surgeon LaunchPad site and should be accompanied with disktype reports.

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