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December 5th, 2011, 13:28
In the Larian forums a .GIF smiley was found to have some scripting behind it, perhaps hackers got it in or so. This case was found by a few German forum users, and it was noticeable seemingly only (?) under Linux.
After the report of this strange incident, Larian did an update of the forums-software.
I still don't quite understand what it was. When I had downloaded this .GIF Smiley file onto my own PC, I had nothing but a tiny .GIF file. But two or three people said thre was PHP scripting embedded in or behind it. And I trust them. Espcially since one of them knows several things about computers (don't remember if he's a professional or not, but he definitively knows how to work with Linux).
The discussion about this tiny .gif file begins here :
It is in German language, though.
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