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Dear Tom,

My MacAfee security alert said the Torrent website had something  
dangerous on it. That's where the downloadable MP3 file of Sweeney  
Agonistes was, as well as a lot of other    files. I'm not sure what  
was dangerous but I didn't risk downloading the mp3.

Diana

Sent from my iPod

On Feb 17, 2010, at 8:48 AM, Tom Colket <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> One of the List members recently said that they automatically delete  
> file attachments because the attachment could be a virus. I thought  
> that an MP3 file, being _data_ that must be played by a player that  
> understands MP3 format, could not contain a virus. In other words,  
> if the player saw some data sequence that violated the MP3 format,  
> the player would stop accessing the file and tell the user that the  
> file was corrupt. The MP3 file itself is not an executable file.
>
> Does anyone know if an MP3 file can contain a virus?
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