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copying pictures

Postby stockman » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:49 pm

Today I was going to copy a picture off AAPK and save it. My computer warned me to not do it. Is there a problem in copying pic's? They seemed to be worried about security this puzzled me.

Harold

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Re: copying pictures

Postby rangerbluedog » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:14 pm

Some images can contain computer viruses. But if you can view the image, it is already on your computer.
Use a good anti-virus software, and live life on the wild side I say!
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Re: copying pictures

Postby RalphAlsip » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:31 pm

stockman wrote:Today I was going to copy a picture off AAPK and save it. My computer warned me to not do it. Is there a problem in copying pic's? They seemed to be worried about security this puzzled me.Harold


Harold, here are my thoughts (for what they are worth):

1. Images can be copyright protected which is a legal issue - not a computer security (virus) issue. This could be a reason you got warned.

2. Images cannot be a virus all by themselves. The reason I say this is because images are not executable on a computer. Images are not computer programs; they are simply data that certain programs (image viewers & editors) can read and change. There are cases where an image viewer/editor may have a defect (aka vulnerability) where an intentionally malformed image might trigger the image viewer/editor program to do something it shouldn't. So in order to have a problem downloading images you would need to download a malformed image and then open the image in vulnerable image viewer/editor. FYI, just "viewing" the image on your computer is enough to cause the problem if there is going to be a problem. Saving the image is no less secure than viewing it.

The bottom line in my opinion, is the risk of messing up your computer by downloading images is very low. In my own computing experience I am unconcerned about viewing & downloading images to any of my computer equipment.

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Re: copying pictures

Postby stockman » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:10 am

Thanks guys

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Re: copying pictures

Postby Robo » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:52 am

Good to know, Ralph, because I snag your images all the time to use as screen savers!

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Re: copying pictures

Postby RalphAlsip » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:17 pm

Robo wrote:Good to know, Ralph, because I snag your images all the time to use as screen savers!

Rob, I'm flattered. :) Let me know if you ever want a high resolution image.


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