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Posted: 29 Sep 04, 02:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, they've finally done it... now malicious code can be activated through regular .jpg images.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=738&e=1&u=/ap/20040928/ap_on_hi_te/windows_security

Barry, any thoughts on this? You're our resident security advisor :-P

I'm quite saddened... I thought certain files would never be subject to this type of thing.

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Posted: 29 Sep 04, 02:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just download the latest security patches from your Windows update website, it should take care of this problem.


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Posted: 29 Sep 04, 03:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I've got SP 2 so I'm okay for now... but this is just the beginning. Gradually it's going to get worse. That's my theory anyway. I mean what if simply loading up an image in your browser becomes harmful? It's gonna be worse than just files you have to click on.

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Posted: 29 Sep 04, 21:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doesn't seem to effect my Macintosh.

As for my brand new PC, I got to enjoy spending 6 hours of my weekend reformatting my hard drive and reinstalling XP Pro.

Really, how do people tolerate this crap from Redmond?

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Posted: 29 Sep 04, 21:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FYI, I think the JPG exploit only effects IE/PC. One of the easiest ways to reduce malware on your machine is to dump IE. Check out FireFox...a great browser.