For years, many Windows users have been exchanging pictures with friends and family, happily clicking away at JPEGs with the belief that they were virus-free. Today, Microsoft warned users that its JPEG-processing utilities have a security hole that allows hackers to run remote code. Ouch.
Keep your computer safe — update your Windows sytem. Visit Microsoft’s page on the JPEG flaw or open Internet Explorer, select Tools, and click Windows Update. Better safe than sorry.
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