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The Ting Tings
Wednesday 30th January, 2008 10:01 Comments: 0
They're on Zane Lowe's show tonight. I've heard their track Great DJ on the recent adverts on BBC Radio 1 and it's taken me until this morning to look it up (as Chris Moyles played the full track this morning). Their MySpace page is at http://www.myspace.com/thetingtings and features the music video. Sadly we've missed the free download of the track earlier this month :( (but it probably wasn't a high quality, or at least that's what I'm choosing to believe).

I also got asked a question this morning about GIF and TIFF files being used to propogate a virus. I've seen people using vulnerabilities associated with, for example, libtiff to do malicious things (or useful things, in the case of the iPhone and PSP), but I don't recall having seen a virus. This surprises me a little when I think about it, as I would have thought it'd be possible to exploit a vulnerability and get it to execute code that's stored in, for example, the comment of a GIF (although with ASLR and other techniques, getting back to this code might be tricky, so perhaps that's why?). Of course, the problems aren't just in the decoders, they're sometimes present in the anti-virus software designed to protect your PC. So it's good to know that there haven't been many problems with image formats in recent years (e.g. WMF at the end of 2005, TIFF in 2006 - PNG in 2007 only appear to be crashes).
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