Solved Funny HTML Code in JPEG

August 22, 2012 at 14:35:49
Specs: Windows 7
Hi,
I run a small business blog for a local nonprofit. A guest blogger sent me a guest post using a website I didnt recognize along with a picture to be downloaded. When I download the jpeg and then pasted it into WordPress, it had reams and reams of code attached that I didnt understand and that doesnt look normal. Could it be possible that a virus was attached to the jpeg?

Thanks

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August 23, 2012 at 13:59:53
"using a website I didnt recognize"
You should never be in doubt, always google what you don't know.

digitalpros.org
http://is.gd/5RLK9U

"Could it be possible that a virus was attached to the jpeg?"
You are doing it back to front, always test any download before using.
I downloaded the image & then right clicked on the image & ran all my Virus tools. Clean.
http://i.imgur.com/zGYT5.gif
http://i.imgur.com/v2MBI.gif
http://i.imgur.com/xnK19.gif

"it had reams and reams of code attached that I didnt understand and that doesnt look normal"
To me, I think you are doing something wrong, don't use WordPress myself.
Tutorial WordPress
http://is.gd/Gk8RLb



#1
August 22, 2012 at 14:52:24
I'm not familiar with Wordpress. Does it normally display the picture when you paste a .jpg it into it?

Are you set to show hidden file extensions?:
(Control Panel > Folder Options >View > hide extenstions for known file types).
If so, untick it and Apply, then check your jpg file. Make sure it is has not got a hidden viral extension attached and that it really should be picture.jpg.xxx (xxx being anything unwanted).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
August 22, 2012 at 19:49:00
"using a website I didnt recognize"
Tell us the website.

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#3
August 23, 2012 at 00:39:02
Yes, it is perfectly possible, simply remove the extra coding before posting. If the poster contacts you to ask why the extra bits were removed just tell him it was done automatically by your system as it looked suspicious, then it's up to him to tell you what the extra stuff is. If he doesn't say anything then you haven't got a problem.

I maintain a few blogs for individuals and organisations. It's amazing the number and sort of potential comments I have to weed out that have dubious links and obvious scamware in them. Generally speaking, unless the person attempting to post can tell me what and why they are trying to post them it is not approved for posting at all - I always err on the side of safety. If the poster comes back (which they rarely do) and explains more then I will download & scan any attachments before posting them.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#4
August 23, 2012 at 07:23:06
website is DigitalPros.org

blog post is specifically on https://partners.digitalpros.org/pu...

but I think it closes down the content after I post it...


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#5
August 23, 2012 at 12:47:50
"using a website I didnt recognize along with a picture to be downloaded"

Is this that website?
https://partners.digitalpros.org/pu...


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#6
August 23, 2012 at 12:58:20
Yes. Thats it. Thanks.

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#7
August 23, 2012 at 13:59:53
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"using a website I didnt recognize"
You should never be in doubt, always google what you don't know.

digitalpros.org
http://is.gd/5RLK9U

"Could it be possible that a virus was attached to the jpeg?"
You are doing it back to front, always test any download before using.
I downloaded the image & then right clicked on the image & ran all my Virus tools. Clean.
http://i.imgur.com/zGYT5.gif
http://i.imgur.com/v2MBI.gif
http://i.imgur.com/xnK19.gif

"it had reams and reams of code attached that I didnt understand and that doesnt look normal"
To me, I think you are doing something wrong, don't use WordPress myself.
Tutorial WordPress
http://is.gd/Gk8RLb


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#8
August 23, 2012 at 14:21:03
thanks for the help...

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#9
August 23, 2012 at 14:33:39
Have you sorted out the problem?

If so could you let us know what you did to solve it - thanks.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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