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Can MP3 files be dangerous?

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Just now, IsaacDaGrazin said:

So unless they embed something then its fine?

If you receive the file from someone/source unknown, suspicious... don't open it at all.

Someone could probably mask something as a MP3 file by changing the extension, a malware could be embedded, but that's why you use an anti-virus and malware scanner.  Of course they are not perfect, but they are a lot better than nothing.

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Just now, ALwin said:

Someone could probably mask something as a MP3 file by changing the extension, a malware could be embedded, but that's why you use an anti-virus and malware scanner.  Of course they are not perfect, but they are a lot better than nothing.

So unless they embed something then its fine?

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Just now, IsaacDaGrazin said:

So unless they embed something then its fine?

If you receive the file from someone/source unknown, suspicious... don't open it at all.

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Just now, ALwin said:

If you receive the file from someone/source unknown, suspicious... don't open it at all.

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Just now, ALwin said:

If you receive the file from someone/source unknown, suspicious... don't open it at all.

Also btw would this website be safe? They seem pure MP3

The file sizes range 1-3mbs and I ahve listened to them

Are they fine?

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well... i've seen a virus for minecraft servers that loaded off of a PNG file...

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Just now, manikyath said:

well... i've seen a virus for minecraft servers that loaded off of a PNG file...

Yeah me too, but how tf?

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3 minutes ago, IsaacDaGrazin said:

Yeah me too, but how tf?

well, it came with a plugin, as part of its textures. the plugin itself did nothing malicious, but upon loading the png implemented a piece of code that gave the dev OP on any server it executed on.

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Not that I know of, but I would not downloaded it from a site like 4shared. Torrent may be dangerous, not always. Just watch out and do not do anything dumb.

 

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If there is an .mp3.exe at the end, there is absolutely nothing to worry about.

 

 

 

/s of course, I downloaded Gangnam Style from a "reputable source" and my phone is working...

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