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Monday, October 04, 2004

First Trojan Virus located in JPEG

EasyNews has reported finding the first wild examples of a trojan exploiting the JPEG vulnerability in Micro$oft products. The code and a downloadable version of the infected JPEG are also available for network administrators to pull apart.

Interestingly, it is also pointed out that images do not need the JPEG extension to be rendered by Windows. If a JPEG image is renamed .BMP or .TIF or whatever, Windows will still execute the code as a JPEG and therefore any malicious code it may contain.


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