Watch out for photos containing malware

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Date of Article:  2014-03-27
Source of Article:  PC World
I have seen several "images" with multiple extensions as described in the article.  Often it is just a file naming convention but something with one like ".jpg.exe" is not something you want to open and that is not an example of a naming convention.  I've been having windows display the extensions for files in a directory listing as far back as I can remember.
Finding images with embedded code is very difficult to do.  Images already might contain quite a bit of embedded and innocent meta data, especially if they were taken with a digital camera.  The advice to keep your operating system, applications, and anti-virus software up to date is a good first line of defense. 

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