Many of us know of the recent exploit posted to the MS forums and here's the first actual virus associated with it. And yes, you CAN get it just by viewing the .jpg (which right now isn't an actual image but still a .jpg in 8k of code). Times are a changing. http://it.slashdot.org/it/04/09/27/2319222.shtml?tid=172&tid=218 EDIT Since people seem to think they know everything and that this isn't a big deal, here's a mini FAQ for you: 1) YES, it can infect from a hosted image and not just a download. If you aren't protected, this can happen. Links and proof within the thread. 2) NO Firefox doesn't guarantee you safety. That's a good start, but a downloaded image, or an image viewed in any number of viewing programs can execute it. Even an editing program. And guess what, Microsoft's patches do NOT secure other programs which leads to... 3) Microsoft patches are NOT the cure-all for this. It's been documented that it only fixes THEIR GDI+ problems but dozens if not hundreds of other programs have their own unique GDI paths. Here's a LINK about this. Microsoft does not account for this and their patches don't either. However, it's still a good idea to get the MS patch. Here's a link for all infected versions 4) No, it's not the end of the world...but you SHOULD take notice. Get your patches, use Firefox, update your virus programs every few days and be as safe as you can. If you are savvy and don't get hit, many, many others still will.