Windows exposed to malicious images.

Microsoft has issued a warning about a critical vulnerability in Windows that could let carefully crafted pictures act as bearers of malicious code.
It was found in the popular Jpeg format of image.

Programs that are at risk include Office XP 2003, Office 2003, Windows Server 2003, Internet Explorer 6 plus some versions of Digital Image Pro and Picture It.
It is said that anyone falling victim to the loophole could have their computer taken over by an attacker.

Microsoft said that anyone who has downloaded and installed the SP2 update for Windows XP is not at risk from this vulnerability.

Microsoft is recommending users to download and install a patch for it from their website.
Original article BBC News