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ZDNet: Security expert warns of MP3 danger

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 18 Mar 2002 14:12

According to ZDNet, the MP3s might be potentially dangerous as carriers for viruses.
"We've recently been looking at how things embedded into MP3 files might become a problem,” Vincent Gullotto, vice president of AVERT -- the developer of McAffee anti-virus systems -- told ZDNet Australia. “There will soon be MP3s that will play the video clip at the same time as the music, and if you can embed movie files to MP3s you can embed Java and other languages that may contain malicious programming."

Personally I really don't understand this point of view. This seems more like some anti-MP3 campaing, rather than a real issue. Currently I am not aware of any methods that one could use for implementing potentially dangerous code in MP3 files.

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