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From: Blue Boar (BlueBoarthievco.com)
Date: Fri Nov 09 2001 - 01:09:24 CST
"Chris D. Sloan" wrote:
> As with most things where the question is, "Is it possible...?" the
> answere is that, yes it is *possible*. Someone could have written the
> viewer to specifically interpret the JPEG contents as an executable.
> The particular viewer you are using might overflow its stack and maybe
> a carefully constructed JPEG could take advantage of that to run
> malicious code.
> Unless the person who wrote your viewer was malicious, though, I would
> suspect the threat of anything like this actually happening in the
> real world is about as high as the threat that there exist malicious
> text files which would cause Notepad to infect other text files.
Wordpad, not Notepad (AFAIK.)