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Viruses from a JPG

 
Greg Charles
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We had a security briefing yesterday telling us to be suspicious of e-mail attachments from unknown senders. (Duh) They claimed even opening a JPG or possibly a GIF could lead to being infected. I'm skeptical. Has anyone ever got a virus from a picture file? How about a PDF?
 
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I haven't, at least not that I know of. But they aren't just making that stuff up. Google for "jpg exploit" and you'll see what I mean.

And I just googled for "pdf exploit". Yup, them too.
[ September 11, 2007: Message edited by: Paul Clapham ]
 
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These have been out in the wild I think since 2000 or 2004.

Myspace was serving up spyware through an ad with a wmf file. All you had to do was goto the site with IE and you got infected.

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Originally posted by Eric Pascarello:
... All you had to do was goto the site with IE...

What? I thought IE was secure. :roll:
 
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Is that the one that thaws all the food in your freezer?
 
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Viruses from a JPG? You mean I can get an STD just looking at porn?
 
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