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Posted: 10/20/2004 9:26:56 AM EST
I was browsing several posts at once, but I cannot tell which one it came from. Either the botd thread, the funniest pic thread, or the 40 vs 9mm thread. I got a pop up from my virus checker saying it tried to download a trojan, and was caught and deleted.
Make sure your virus checkers are up to date.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:30:37 AM EST
There is a jpeg virus now. Could be that. Or could be a popup from a linked site. Try using Firefox as a browser. 99% of my issues have dissappeared.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:40:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By BayEagle:
There is a jpeg virus now. Could be that. Or could be a popup from a linked site. Try using Firefox as a browser. 99% of my issues have dissappeared.



JPEG virus? As JPEG's are not executable, I can't fathom how it could cause harm, much less reproduce itself. This one needs an explanation.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:42:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:42:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:

Originally Posted By BayEagle:
There is a jpeg virus now. Could be that. Or could be a popup from a linked site. Try using Firefox as a browser. 99% of my issues have dissappeared.



JPEG virus? As JPEG's are not executable, I can't fathom how it could cause harm, much less reproduce itself. This one needs an explanation.



www.google.com/search?&q=.jpg%20exploit

/http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=.jpeg+exploit
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:43:00 AM EST
news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/security/0,39020375,39168250,00.htm


belieeeeve 'dat, JPEG exploit doesn't even need to be executed by the user. Better get to patching.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:44:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:

Originally Posted By BayEagle:
There is a jpeg virus now. Could be that. Or could be a popup from a linked site. Try using Firefox as a browser. 99% of my issues have dissappeared.



JPEG virus? As JPEG's are not executable, I can't fathom how it could cause harm, much less reproduce itself. This one needs an explanation.




its a security flaw in ie that allows hidden code to execute when viewing a .jpg with microslows viewing software.

the updates should fix it.

always use a virus scan.

TXL
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:44:26 AM EST
www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-028.mspx

I have the source code of an example exploiting this security hole, but I will not post it here.

Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:44:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:49:15 AM EST
I have been bitching about this for a week or more
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:50:49 AM EST
OK, I decided to read up on it a bit. Quite clever, that.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 9:51:10 AM EST

Warning. Careful what you browse Trojans loaded here on arfcom.

Is that because of all the BOTD threads?

CW
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 11:41:47 AM EST
I suspected sometihng odd. My MAC crashed yesterday while trying to read a messsage. MAC's don't usually crash.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 11:51:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
OK, I decided to read up on it a bit. Quite clever, that.



There are adolescents, with no social life or suntan, who spend 12-14 hours a day looking for vulnerabilities in Microsoft products.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 11:56:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 11:56:50 AM EST by thelastgunslinger]

Originally Posted By cyanide:
I have been bitching about this for a week or more



Yes, but we mentally filter out YOUR bitching.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 11:56:26 AM EST
I use opera. it was my virus software the popped up a message saying I was trying to download an infected file. Funny, I thought it said it was a txt file not a jpg, but I wasn't paying as much attention to it as I should have.
Well here is what it said
opr0MD89.htm is infected with Downloader-OO.txt Trojan.
So I couldn't tell what page it was from.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:49:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By rjroberts:
I suspected sometihng odd. My MAC crashed yesterday while trying to read a messsage. MAC's don't usually crash.



Uhm, your Mac is not vulnerable to this. Sorry, mabe next time.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:51:46 PM EST
Trojan on page 11 of the "post count pics" thread. Coming from the top picture in the thread.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 3:26:42 PM EST
I wondered why my PC slowed to lock a few weeks ago- despite McAfee

had to send it back to Compaq/HP to re-load the system & drivers...
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 3:29:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By cyanide:
I have been bitching about this for a week or more



Yeah, but it got lost in all the other bitching, so no one heard it.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 3:33:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By sc6gun:
Trojan on page 11 of the "post count pics" thread. Coming from the top picture in the thread.



Wow....need confirmation. If this is true, staff should be notified.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 3:34:40 PM EST
Why does anyone still use IE?
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 3:42:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 3:56:34 PM EST by gaspain]
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