A friend of mine’s daughter was surfing around GraphJam.com this evening when her computer popped up a warning, saying it had a virus on it! A very authentic-looking Windows Security Alert popped up, telling her that her system was infected with malware. Continue reading “GraphJam Vulnerable to Some Kinda Injection (NOT)”
Day four of SANSFire 2008, and I’m feeling a bit tired.
Alright, I am burned out.
I realize this is nothing new to experienced Linux users, but I figured I’d document the process I used to move GRUB from the master boot record (MBR) of my notebook’s hard drive to the partition where I had Linux installed. I got the steps straight out of the Ubuntu forums as a result of a Google search for “
move grub mbr.” The reason I am moving it is because, as I write this, I am using TrueCrypt to encrypt my entire Windows partition. To be able to boot Linux, I needed to move GRUB to make room for the TrueCrypt boot loader, since the MBR ain’t big enough for the both of them!
So, the process was:
- Identify the partition in which Linux is installed.
Look for the
/partition, which, in my case, is
/dev/sda1is where Windows lives on this machine).
sudo grub-install /dev/sda2
Voila! GRUB now lives in
/dev/sda2(as well as in the MBR).
Of course, there’s no real way to verify that this will work until you overwrite the MBR with something else, as GRUB still lives in the MBR, so effectively nothing has changed. In my case, I installed the TrueCrypt boot loader in the MBR. I then booted and selected my Linux partition from the TrueCrypt boot loader, which brought up my friendly GRUB boot menu! Now assured that things were working and that I could get back into Linux, even if I somehow hosed my Windows partition, I continued on with encrypting the entire partition.
Here’s a lame phishing scam attempt that my mom recently received. I can’t believe people fall for this, but they do. Continue reading “Lame Phishing Attempt”