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Patch NOW!

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For those of you that don’t update your Windows system on a regular basis, you really should do it. There was a recent vulnerability announced that allows somebody to execute code when you view a .jpg.

You heard me right - just by viewing an image, your system can be compromised! This can potentially even be when you are browsing the web. I’ve been playing around with the code a little bit, and while I’m no shellcode guru, I can get a working exploit. I haven’t been able to get it to work in Internet Explorer yet, but I think others have.

Stop reading this and go to Windows Update now!