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Problems with IE again
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Written by Aidan   
Monday, 18 July 2005 02:49

A security researcher by the name of Michal Zalewski has discovered a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The issue lies in how Internet Explorer handles JPEG files. In a nutshell, the problem means that someone can create a JPEG image that contains some additional 'extras', such as some code. If Internet Explorer tries to show that image, it gets a bit confused and starts running the code embedded in the picture instead.

Microsoft has yet to release a fix for this issue, so we can only recommend two workarounds. Firstly, you can turn pictures off in Internet Explorer. Secondly, you could use a different browser such as Firefox or Opera.

 

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