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For the record, Vernor Vinge was right. I want that slogan on a T-shirt.

Last February, it was .bmp files that carried the hack. This time, viewing a JPG on a Windows XP computer that is not running Service Pack 2 can cause your computer to execute arbitrary commands. This is horrible. Imagine what would happen if I stuck an worm image in a bunch of Flickr photostreams. Imagine what would happen if I used one for an LJ icon. Do you read a bulletin board that allows people to upload their own avatars?

Time to upgrade to SP2. I don’t care if it breaks City of Heroes.

One Comment

  1. t. rev t. rev

    This is completely unrelated, but it occurred to me recently that the address ‘’ looks like it should belong to a porn site.

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