Discussion in 'Networking and Security' started by aeliodon, Jan 25, 2007.
Everyone sees it and everyone gets infected. Can a pic have a viral infection?
Good question, not sure I use avast and it catches everything right away, with a big funny nuclear reactor warning sign! If I download I scan first before opening.
I think both your mommies need to let you mix with the other kids in the neighbourhood.
Go here and search for "virus" in the page...
Answer: not very probable since ET accepts only specific graphic file types, none of which carry, or at least are not known to carry executable code.
gif , jpg, bmp cant have virus's in them, nor can emails.
emails with xml java exe, attatchments can though..
I believe some image types (eg bmp) used to be able cause buffer overflows inside old versions IE which allowed viral code to be run. If you are running a unpatched web brower you may be still able to catch a virus from an image file.
Huh? Cryptic jokes on ET, ok
That's a problem with the viewing application, not the graphic file itself. And in order to exploit a buffer overrun, some sort of executable code able to explicitly access an exact memory location must execute/run.
The internet is a series of tubes.
It is not a dump truck.
A while back some threads were infected with a trojan virus. This happened to me when I was reading a journal thread & Mcafee displayed a message about a trojan virus being blocked. I think it was in the ad which displayed on the thread page. I remember at least twice this happened & people would post a thread named "do not open thread" with the name of the thread.
Probably this issue has been resolved.
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