The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

platform block

Data placed in sector 0, which contains OS-specific data for a variety of platforms that require its presence for proper interaction with each of those platforms. The platform block allows a disk to masquerade as if it was initialized by each of the specific platforms.