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Lossy image compression can hide malicious code in PDF files

2015/03/03

Securityweek - (International) A security researcher at CSIS discovered that lossy image compressors such as DCTDecode could be used to embed malicious code in high-quality grayscale JPEG images found in PDF files.

Source: http://www.securityweek.com/lossy-image-compression-can-hide-malicious-code-pdf-files-researcher

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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