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ROM that can gain control of system

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This is crazy, I just happened to look up ZSNES and found something noted on wikipedia...  I never would imagine this happening but am now curious if other emulators would ever have a similar vulnerability.  Be careful where you download your ROMS I guess?  8O

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZSNES 

"In 2015 an exploit that allowed a specially crafted SNES ROM to gain control of the host system, and thus be able to execute malicious code, was discovered in version 1.51; a fixed build was released shortly afterwards."

 

 

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Given that software that gets far more testing has all manner of exploitable bugs, you should never assume that any random file you download from the Internet is safe, including the web pages you download in your browser. Keep all truly sensitive data on a separate PC on which you don't even visit normal websites.

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