Researcher Shows The Method Of Hiding ZIP, MP3 Files Inside Twitter Images

Security researcher David Buchanan has demonstrated a method of storing MP3 and ZIP data inside the Twitter image.

The 6 KB image tweeted by the researcher contains an entire ZIP archive with source code that anyone can use to pack miscellaneous contents into a PNG image.

Buchanan's other example was the "singing" image - download it, rename it to MP3, and open the file with VLC - you'll be surprised!

Techniques like this aren't entirely novel, but the possibility of the image hosted on a popular web service like Twitter to store malicious data opens up a new way for threat actors to spread the malware.


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