Yesterday, Tom Liston posted his latest Follow the Bouncing Malware. In it, he posed a question for extra credit, namely:
"Those of you with taped, horn-rimmed glasses who were in the AV club in Jr. High will note that the numbers assigned to o(0) look strangely familiar. [They were 4d5a] They're the hex equivalents of the "magic values" that begin every program on the PC (extra-credit: anyone know what they stand for?)."
We had several readers point out the answer, but the first was Frank Knobbe:
Tom described this as the ultimate in vanity-license-plate equivalents for geeks. Indeed it is. And, I might point out that the file encryption solution built into modern Windows systems is called?.
Edward Frank Skoudis
Sep 23rd 2005
1 decade ago