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Malicious crash?

MammalMammal Registered User regular
This is really weirding me out, but on the workstation im on right now, anytime I try to enter this thread, IE crashes hard.
Is there something funky about that guys Avatar? Is this a problem for anyone else?

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  • Dyrwen66Dyrwen66 the other's insane Denver CORegistered User regular
    edited September 2004
    It is .png. So that might do it.. I guess.

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    Just an ancient PA person who doesn't leave the house much.
  • MammalMammal Registered User regular
    edited September 2004
    Yeah I don't know. It's not a php script disguised as a png?
    Maybe I'm just paranoid :shock: but it's weird that that one thread crashes my browser without fail.

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    mkds9kt.png
  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2004
    Which version of IE and Windows are you using? It doesn't happen to me, WinXP Home Build 2600, SP1, IE 6.0 SP1.

    The avatar is 20,000x1 pixels and empty, so I'm gonna go remove it now. Tell me if it still happens in 5 minutes.

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    IT'S GOT ME REACHING IN MY POCKET IT'S GOT ME FORKING OVER CASH
    CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
  • MammalMammal Registered User regular
    edited September 2004
    Windows 98se (work pc). IE v6.0 SP1.

    The crash problem has been resolved since you removed the avatar.
    Thanks Pheezer.
    Strange.

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    mkds9kt.png
  • PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2004
    Mammal wrote:
    Windows 98se (work pc). IE v6.0 SP1.

    The crash problem has been resolved since you removed the avatar.
    Thanks Pheezer.
    Strange.

    Weird. It's not malicious PHP masquerading as a PNG, as the forum code should make it impossible for a PHP to return anything except image data, and at any rate, I can confirm it was an image that was being returned.

    It was a 20,000 pixel wide image, but the forum code forces your browser to resize it automatically to the 64 pixel wide limit. I suspect IE 6 under Win98 can't handle the request to render a 20,000 pixel wide image to 64 pixels wide and it's crashing because of that.

    Pheezer on
    IT'S GOT ME REACHING IN MY POCKET IT'S GOT ME FORKING OVER CASH
    CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
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