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First JPEG exploits hit the ‘Net

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First JPEG exploits hit the 'Net

The predictions have come to fruition, as the first JPEG exploit has hit the Internet. The malicious images, which surfaced on adult websites on the Usenet, have the ability to crash machines that are unpatched. The exploit actually tries to download a backdoor trojan (called Backdoor.Roxe; another attack using the JPEG hole is called Trojan.Moo), but due to the poorly written code it only crashes the machine.

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