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Old 04-30-02, 12:05 AM
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please explain this

http://online.securityfocus.com/arch...3/2002-04-29/0

ever paranoid about losing my mp3 collection..... is this a virus?
Old 04-30-02, 12:14 AM
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It seems possible, it's a buffer overflow exploit. But it also seems pretty unlikely that you'll run into it.

That best thing to do is periodically backup what's important to you.
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Re: please explain this

Originally posted by RoQuEr
http://online.securityfocus.com/arch...3/2002-04-29/0

ever paranoid about losing my mp3 collection..... is this a virus?
yep a new virus which now as they change might actually do what others have failed to do. reduce or eliminate sharing of MP3's between people who do not know each other.

I guess they could have left Napster alone after all
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so it comes from downloading other peoples music not messing with my own ID3 tags?
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Originally posted by RoQuEr
so it comes from downloading other peoples music not messing with my own ID3 tags?
I guess you could accidently do this and cause the buffer overflow. however I think that people are adding a virus to the mix to exploit the condition. However I am far from an expert. I just know I am not going to download anything for a bit until I feel comfortable.
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Originally posted by gcribbs

I just know I am not going to download anything for a bit until I feel comfortable.
Then the terrorists have won.

Just look for fixes for your players now that the potential problem is known. And backup!
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Why no tjust upgrade to WinAmp 2.8?
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It is possible to modify an existing mp3 file in such a way that it can carries a virus.
i guess it's possible though.

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