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It seems that some computer viruses are not work safe:

The first images crafted to contain a malicious program that can take control of a PC have been found on the net.

Security experts have been expecting such images to turn up after Microsoft revealed a weakness in the way Windows handles the popular Jpeg format.

Soon after this discovery, a program started circulating online that was written to exploit this bug.

The poisoned images were posted to a porn newsgroup at the weekend and were found by Usenet provider Easynews. [emphasis mine]

“So, Bob, how did you manage to download a virus only found in pornographic images?”

That’s just adding insult to injury at that point.

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Written by martinipundit

September 30, 2004 at 3:56 pm

Posted in Technology

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