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JPEG Exploit Hits Usenet, Worm Close Behind! - 9/29/2004 11:14:29 AM   
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An exploit attacking the most recent Windows bug is circulating on Usenet, security experts said Tuesday, that crashes machines, yet another indicator that attackers will chase the vulnerability until they've launched mass mailing-style worm-based attacks.

According to the Bugtraq security mailing list, malicious JPEG images have been posted to several adult newsgroups on Usenet. When viewed, these JPEG images crash unpatched Windows XP and Windows 2000 PCs, said the Internet Storm Center in an online advisory.
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