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An access point to my blog, Mad File Format Science.
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You may have noticed this blog has been less active for a while. It’s several years since I’ve been actively involved in digital preservation, apart from a PNG module for JHOVE. File formats are still a special love of mine, but I’m moving on to a new…

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Not every report of malware in an image file is spurious. A report of malware smuggled through a PNG file looks plausible to me. It claims that for two years, criminals got malware undetected onto respectable sites with this technique. Ironically, the ads…

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SVG is a risky format in more ways than I’d realized. I’d previously mentioned the risk of cross-site scripting with embedded JavaScript, but I’ve found it gets worse. The article “Crouching Tiger – Hidden Payload: Security Risks of Scalable Vector…

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Search for “imagegate,” and you’ll find lots of articles claiming there’s a malware risk in JPEG files. Look more closely, and you’ll notice they don’t provide any support for the claim. They all take an article from Check Point as their source, but there…

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Lately this blog hasn’t been showing up on Google. It’s unfortunately necessary to convince Google I’m real, so I’ve added a confirmation meta tag and linked to this blog from a Google Page. As an extra advantage, you’ll be able to read my posts from…
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