Dutch police have arrested 52 people suspected of defrauding gullible Internet users in one of the largest busts of the infamous “Nigerian e-mail” scam. Hooray for the Dutch police. Their next target: Web sites that illustrate a Dutch article with the Danish flag.
has an excellent article titled How do we decide what features make it into Exchange?. Although he’s talking about Exchange specifically, the general principles apply to many products.
Unlike the other resource formats, where the resource identifier
is the same as the value listed in the *.rc file, string resources
are packaged in “bundles”.
There is a rather terse description of this in
Knowledge Base article Q196774.
Today we’re going to expand that terse description into actual code.
Jeff Davis tipped me off to this Ikea walk-through. Frustratingly, the walkthrough doesn’t include any cheat codes.
Even though Ikea was founded by a Swede, its company colors match the Swedish national colors, all its product names are Swedish, and it is clearly associated with Sweden in the minds of everyone,
Integer overflows are becoming a new security attack vector.
Mike Howard’s article discusses some of the ways you can protect
yourself against integer overflow attacks.
One attack vector he neglects to mention is integer overflow
in the new operator. This operator performs an implicit multiplication
that is unchecked:
int *allocate_integers(int howmany)
return new int[howmany];
While in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport yesterday, waiting for my flight to eventually be cancelled due to weather, then waiting for a replacement itinerary (um, the weather is the same at the destination; doesn’t matter which plane you take), then waiting for the replacement to be cancelled also (wow imagine that),
Your DllMain function runs inside the loader lock,
one of the few times the OS lets you run code while one
of its internal locks is held.
This means that you must be extra careful not to violate
a lock hierarchy in your DllMain;
As everybody knows by now,
you’re not supposed to do anything even remotely
interesting in your
Oleg Lvovitch has written two very good
articles about this,
one about how things work,
one about what goes wrong when they don’t work.
I’m pulling for the Mars rovers as much as the next geek, but you still have to scratch your head at the following statement:
Charles Elachi, the JPL director, said: “I am completely confident, without any hesitation, that I think we will get that rover back to full operation.”
I will be out of town for a few weeks, so I have set my blog on autopilot. There will still be an article every weekday at 7am Pacific time (assuming the autopilot machine doesn’t suffer a power outage or something),