Jpeg Of Death.c v0.5
You knew it was coming. And now it’s here – the latest evil spurred by the latest Microsoft security hole.
It’s called the JpegOfDeath.c v0.5, but jpg isn’t all it threatens.
“[…] for the people out there who think you can only be affected through viewing or downloading a jpeg attachment.. you’re dead wrong,” says K-OTIC’s John Bissell aka HighT1mes.
“All the attacker has to do is simply change image extension from .jpg to .bmp or .tif or whatever and stupid Windows will still treat the file as a JPEG :-p…”