Micoshaft silently micoshafting your disk drive

Micoshaft silently micoshafting your disk drive

Post by 7 » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 04:34:22


http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Uh oh!

It appears micoshaft is silently micoshafting your disk
and turning it into a spinning wizz of trashed data.

No fix as yet for irrecoverably trashed data despite you having paid.

Oh well.

Loads of open source free OSes here to replace data corrupting
micoshaft OS. http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Micoshaft silently micoshafting your disk drive

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 04:42:28

__/ [ 7 ] on Monday 11 September 2006 20:34 \__


Microsoft Windows already does that to your MBR... by design.

"Eliminate Ze Enemy."

Best wishes,

Roy

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Micoshaft silently micoshafting your disk drive

Post by Hadron Qua » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 06:37:41

Roy Schestowitz < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:


Pete doesn't talk like that.
 
 
 

Micoshaft silently micoshafting your disk drive

Post by The Ghost » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:00:32

In comp.os.linux.advocacy, 7
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
wrote
on Mon, 11 Sep 2006 19:34:22 GMT
<2TiNg.17438$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >:

Yowch. That's going to sting. Overwriting the last 4096 bytes
with 0xDF ()?

St00pid.


But do they have Official Microsoft Solitaire(tm)? :-)

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Micoshaft silently micoshafting your disk drive

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 13:44:53

__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Tuesday 12 September 2006 02:00 \__



Yeah, Caveman helped me realise it was a hoax/prank. I didn't pay attention
the the comments. Never gone beyond that Slashdot article's body anyway...
0x00P5!




I once read that the source code may have been leaked. Or maybe it said
something along the lines of "this is serious. It's not as though the code
for Solitaire has been stolen". I think it was the codebase of 2000, which
in any case is similar to that of Windows Vista.

Best wishes,

Roy

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Micoshaft silently micoshafting your disk drive

Post by The Ghost » Thu, 14 Sep 2006 02:00:04

In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
wrote
on Tue, 12 Sep 2006 05:44:53 +0100
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM >:

Ugh. Oh well, these things happen.


IIRC, part of the 2k codebase was apparently leaked at
one point to certain Russians. I'd have to dig for the
details.


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Micoshaft silently micoshafting your disk drive

Post by Roy Schest » Thu, 14 Sep 2006 02:36:41

__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Tuesday 12 September 2006 18:00 \__



0x5H1T 0xHAPPEN5. 0x00P51E! I'll watch me (sic) mouth.




Feel free to Digg the details as well. *smile* I'm sure that many GNU-bies
would be interested in highlighting poor coding practices*, as well as
proving that dependencies exist that are endless or circular. So far we've
only heard this as testimonies from former Softies.

Best wishes,

Roy

*Symantec might appreciate this. These vendors are being pushed out, as they
lose understanding of kernel API's in SP3. Maybe they could finally gain
insight rather than backward-engineer or collect clues.

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