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I was always lead to beleive that a virus can not be attached to an mp3. Simply because a mp3 can only be sound and a virus is data. If the mp3 file is a virus masquerading as an mp3 file, the media player will NOT play it because it does not recognise it as a coded media file.


But now some one is saying it is possible?

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MP3s can contain viruses. I believe they are inserted in the IDv3 tags... But they are very possible!

There's always an exception to the rule. I'm that exception.


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It's another reason to keep your audio/media player up-to-date. Many will release updates from time to time to thwart off possible exploits from happening when reading the metadata in multimedia files.

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