First JPEG Virus Posted To Usenet

Earlier this month Microsoft revealed a flaw in thier GDI driver that allows an exploit in JPEG images. Someones already released this into the wild. Easynews (a Usenet Provider) found it sunday afternoon. “Up-to-date information about how we found it and what it does is located at www.easynews.com/virus.txt. When this picture is viewed it installs remote management software (winvnc and radmin) and will connect to irc” –EasyNews

Will all the UseNet pr0n be moving to Gif? BMP? PNG?

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