Do you have a question? Post it now! No Registration Necessary. Now with pictures!
- Posted on
January 16, 2010, 2:57 pm
rate this thread
When you do something silly like pasting binary data into an app
(Thunderbird) that expects text you're going to get strange results.
Don't do it. If you want the textual info from a JPEG use something
that is capaple of showing you that EXIF or IPTC metadata or copy only
the ASCII text you see in your text editor.
The reason why you got truncated output is probably because the
clipboard stoppped pasting (or Thunderbird stopped accepting) input
after the first null (zero) byte, expecting that binary data from the
JPEG to be a null terminated string.
By the way, the date stamp shown is: 2010:01:14 19:03:47
What does this have to do with computer security?
Clear enough that I understand what's going on.
What you saw in the message window was obviously not what got posted.
Thunderbird would have to process that binary data to create a text
message. As I implied, it's very likely that it stopped trying to make
sense of it as characters after the first binary null (or pair of
nulls since your reader seems to be interpreting them as unicode).
I should have snipped/replaced those strings because they are not
ASCII, so how your newsreader interprets them depends on the code
page it's using.
- » How has redirection been enabled in this message header?
- — Previous thread in » Computer Software Security
- » ssh on command line: force using a group size (prime size) of 1024 (and no...
- — The site's Newest Thread. Posted in » Secure Shell Forum