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Virus from image
« on: March 12, 2009, 12:34:14 AM »
I was wondering if a jpeg or other image types can contain malware


http://news.cnet.com/Image-virus-spreads-via-chat/2100-7349_3-5390463.html


I was wonderin if avast covered this
« Last Edit: March 12, 2009, 12:40:31 AM by zone12 »

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Re: Virus from image
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 01:01:34 AM »
They aren't infected as such but jpg files can be exploited to run things like iframes which can be injected into the end of the file code and open malware sites, etc.

The article you are reading is very old, September 30, 2004 and if your operating system is fully up to date it closes that vulnerability, but it doesn't stop them trying.
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Re: Virus from image
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009, 01:50:58 PM »
-= Possibly, if it comes with a photo viewing software..^^
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