An Oddity

I may edit this to flesh out the details later, like maybe camera model and exploit details. I’ve been encountering the strangest thing with pictures taken by a digital camera. Some of them, and it always seems to be the last ones on the memory stick in the particular batch, if they are e-mailed as-is get flagged by the web host’s mail scanning program as being infected with the recently uncovered JPEG exploit. Now, I know they aren’t affected by the exploit. The problem with the scans is that a slight internal defect in the JPEG file can mimic the way the exploit reads when the file is examined. This means the camera itself, or the storage medium it uses, is creating malformed JPEG files. Not good. It’s gotten old, not being able to e-mail the original graphics without the risk of having them purged.