Researcher finds Media Player flaws

Friday, 3 August 2007, 8:09 PM EST

Media players in personal computers have serious vulnerabilities that could allow online criminals to attach malicious code and infect computers without the user's knowledge, a researcher said Thursday.

As a result, audio and video downloads can be turned into digital weapons that hackers could use to hijack or corrupt computers, said David Thiel, senior security consultant with San Francisco-based researcher iSEC Partners.

At Wired.

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