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Winamp Fix

I’m surprised I haven’t already said anything, but a security flaw has been discovered in Winamp that could allow an MP3 with a specially coded ID3 tag to execute arbitrary code, like a virus or a trojan (security-conscious IE users will be familiar with this concept but Mozilla users may have a little more difficulty).
The flaw is easily fixed by downloading Winamp 2.81 or 3 again – it was fixed on the 17th December 2002 so if your Winamp was obtained earlier than then, then you’re at risk.

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