Youtube on the Loudness War

Larry pointed me to a really cool video that graphically and audibly demonstrates the effect of the Loudness War, and what happens to samples under excessive clipping. The createdigitalmusic link also gives a pretty good synopsis on the loudness war from the perspective of the production industry.


Tweaking Legacy Installers

Last time I talked about legacy applications, I hinted at a hole in the UAC model that could be exploited by a social engineering attack.  The issue lies in the “installers” category.  Because it’s a legacy app and doesn’t have a manifest, Windows doesn’t have any way of knowing whether an installer actually needs elevation…