Not Again! M$’s OS Executes Data In Images…

“It’s understood the TIFF attack works by tricking the OS into copying malicious code stashed in the file into memory and then hijacking the processor to execute it.”

See Microsoft in a TIFF over Windows, Office bug that runs code hidden in pics .

It’s such a simple concept. Data should not be executed. Images are data. But, no, M$ does not get that and randomly executes code contained in some TIFF images. Out of the bowels of M$’s complexity comes yet another invitation to millions of bad guys to post TIFFs all over the web damaging the systems of millions of users.

How many times have we had this? Dodgy cursors. Check. JPEGs. Check. WMF. Check.

I’m so tired of people telling me that GNU/Linux is not ready for the desktop but M$’s crapware is… 8-( If you want to be fearless when viewing images of fluffy kittens, use an OS that works for you instead of M$ and the malware-artists, like Debian GNU/Linux. It won’t cost you anything to install it and take back control of your PC.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Not Again! M$’s OS Executes Data In Images…

  1. dougman says:

    M$ is like the keystone cops, playing cat-mouse and attempting to catch up with new and recent exploits.

    The trolls that populate this blog, will chime in and try to say that Linux is too hard, but guess what! So is re-installing a Windows operating system that has been infected with junk; anyone that gives me such a system has the drive imaged, archived, formatted then reinstalled.

    Installing Windows is a tedious process and takes hours if not an entire day, whereas Linux is at best ~15 mins or less.

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