JPEGS of Death

September 28, 2004 | Posted in Editorial Features by jonnobot

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Be careful if you're using Windows to look at porn you find via the newsgroups this week: IDG reports on the appearance of a batch of new .jpeg images that contain invisible code designed to take over your machine. Frankly, we're not too clear on the technical details, but the article advises you to make sure you have the latest Microsoft patches installed and that your virus definitions are up-to-date. (Of course, you can always use a Mac like we do and surf for porn worry-free.) Who knew that naked boobies could be so lethal?

"Hackers use porn to target Microsoft JPEG flaw" (computerworld.com)
"JPEG Virus in the Wild?" (easynews.com)
See also: Popups, Viruses, and Links (Fleshbot info page)

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