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Alex 11-17-2008 11:30 AM

FLV Infection
 
Hi,
Can a virus to hide into an FLV file???
Thank You

FromTheRafters 11-17-2008 02:40 PM

Re: FLV Infection
 
http://www.fileinfo.net/extension/flv

As a data filetype, it cannot be infected by a virus.

Can it harbor malware? Yes. The program you use to access that
data could conceivably mishandle it and allow malware to execute.

Is it currently being done? I have no idea. It would be the *player*
or other data manipulation program you would have to ask about
for security information.

"Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Quote:

> Hi,
> Can a virus to hide into an FLV file???
> Thank You


FromTheRafters 11-17-2008 04:17 PM

Re: FLV Infection
 
Maybe this helps answer the next question.

http://www.google.com/search?q=flv+v...x=&startPage=1

"FromTheRafters" <erratic@nomail.afraid.org> wrote in message
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Quote:

> http://www.fileinfo.net/extension/flv
>
> As a data filetype, it cannot be infected by a virus.
>
> Can it harbor malware? Yes. The program you use to access that
> data could conceivably mishandle it and allow malware to execute.
>
> Is it currently being done? I have no idea. It would be the *player*
> or other data manipulation program you would have to ask about
> for security information.
>
> "Alex" <Alex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:ECB0D004-A6E9-4CEC-943C-F42AB2CA7477@microsoft.com...
Quote:

>> Hi,
>> Can a virus to hide into an FLV file???
>> Thank You
>
>



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