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  • IBxAnders
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    Definitely not a software security problem; this is a pretty common practice; I suspect that what they were doing is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie_stuffing

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  • feldon23
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    Please read the thread. It's pretty clear what this was.

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  • crichighlights
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    Is this security hole ?

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  • Marco van Herwaarden
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    The file actually did show some JavaScript code and an iframe when viewed with notepad. I doubt however if this would have been executed by any browser, but it has now been removed as precaution.

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  • beishe8
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    Originally posted by Coherentism View Post
    gif images or animations cannot contain viruses.
    Even .jpg files can contain infections.
    The hole has been patched,they are not dangerous anymore with a relatively new system.

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  • Carnage-
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    Not strictly true. It could be an exe renamed as a gif. However i doubt this is the case.

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  • Coherentism
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    gif images or animations cannot contain viruses.

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  • Carnage-
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    What was the avatar?

    If it was just some innocent users avatar, perhaps it hsould be submitted to norton as a false positive...

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  • Lynne
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    Originally posted by Dean C View Post
    So the avatar was actually a virus?
    I could see nothing on my Mac. However, that avatar was reported before for the same thing.

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  • Dean C
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    Originally posted by Lynne View Post
    I've removed the avatar.
    So the avatar was actually a virus?

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  • beishe8
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    Thanks for the prompt action.
    It will take time for Norton to remove the warning from the site.

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  • Lynne
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    I've removed the avatar.

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  • IBxAnders
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    This is the file in question - it should be harmless.

    http://www.vbulletin.org/custompics/...tar24495_0.gif

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  • beishe8
    started a topic Avatar with a virus on vB.org

    Avatar with a virus on vB.org

    I cannot login to vB.org because there is some security risk.
    (Some avatar is misbehaving)

    Please let them know about the security risk.
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