Virus writers possibly to exploit Windows JPEG bug on wide scale

Posted on Friday, Sep 24 2004 @ 17:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A critical weakness found in many Microsoft programs looks like it is about to be exploited by virus writers. The bug only came to light last week, but code is now circulating that could be used to attack vulnerable machines.

Some security experts said conditions were right to turn the bug into a widely exploited problem. But others said there was still time to patch machines and ensure that virus writers were prevented from scoring a big success.

More info at BBC


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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