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Offline greenhatch

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Auto-scanning of movie files in WebShield
« on: June 15, 2006, 10:05:28 AM »
Just a remark for you all. I just downloaded a QuickTime file from which sprang a site pop-up for a dating site. It was a timely reminder as to why I removed the MIME exclusions from my WebShield scanning. I appreciate downloaded movie files can be scanned after download but we are generally led to believe movie files are safe, heh.

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Re: Auto-scanning of movie files in WebShield
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2006, 10:41:58 AM »
Have you updated Quicktime recently? Older versions have security vulnerabilities.

http://news.com.com/iTunes+and+QuickTime+flaw+detailed/2100-1002_3-6004635.html?tag=cd.lede
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Re: Auto-scanning of movie files in WebShield
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2006, 10:49:23 AM »
MY QT is the latest version, yes. My point is that movie/video files can be compromised and maybe should not be excluded by default in the Web Shield.