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    Default IMPT !! JPEG exploit warning from Microsoft

    Got this from some security websites.....apparently Microsoft just released another vulnerability report regarding the JPEG virus/vulnerability. Since we are all dealing with digital photos nowadays, you guys might wanna consider patching your system.


    http://www.microsoft.com/security/b...00409_jpeg.mspx


    The old bromide that promises you can't get a computer virus by looking at an image file crumbled a bit further Tuesday when Microsoft announced a critical vulnerability in its software's handling of the ubiquitous JPEG graphics format.

    The security hole is a buffer overflow that potentially allows an attacker to craft a special JPEG file that would take control of a victim's machine when the user views it through Internet Explorer, Outlook, Word, and other programs. The poisoned picture could be displayed on a website, sent in email, or circulated on a P2P network.

    Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Office XP are vulnerable. Older versions of Windows are also at risk if the user has installed any of a dozen other Microsoft applications that use the same flawed code, the company said in its advisory. The newly-released Windows XP Service Pack 2 does not contain the hole, but vulnerable versions of Office running atop it can still be attacked if left unpatched. Patches are available from Microsoft's website.

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    Heheheh......paiseh, never test out the link before posting.
    Thanks !

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    What's Microsoft??
    can eat one?

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    Can eat one....

    Afterall, if one of the OS is an Apple, then Microsoft might taste like a sour grapefruit.....Yucks !!!


    Wonder if Apple users will be affected by the JPEG Virus ??????

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    Alternatives:
    http://www.mozilla.org/
    http://www.opera.com/

    Much more secure and stable than IE. Also faster, and with more useful features and ad / popup blocking.

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