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    engMezo's Avatar The Engineer BT Rep: +1
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    Dry

    in a bittorrent tracker i used a specific avatar

    after few weeks i received a message said
    " your avatar was deleted because of security reasons"

    when i contact the staff they said
    " it is a hack avatar"

    i want to know what is the meaning of this


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    Moved from "Guides and Tutorials" to BT.

    As to the substance of your post, why don't you just reply to the message and ask?



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    engMezo's Avatar The Engineer BT Rep: +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skizo View Post
    Moved from "Guides and Tutorials" to BT.

    As to the substance of your post, why don't you just reply to the message and ask?
    i did but there is no clear answer

    only "system found a bug in your avatar"
    Last edited by engMezo; 07-27-2008 at 11:02 AM.


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    Perhaps you sourced the avatar from a website which is a known security threat? Or was it hosted on Tinypic/Imageshack etc? :S
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    I don't know your avatar, but I know of plenty of .jpg images, which are still floating around the net, which try to exploit an old Windows vulnerability:
    http://www.symantec.com/security_res...826-99&tabid=2
    This is old, but could be that there exist more problems like this.

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    engMezo's Avatar The Engineer BT Rep: +1
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    it is a jpg picture of me modified with photoshop cs

    and i upload it in the same site

    is it only for jpg files


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    the word "hack" sometimes means low-quality. maybe they thought your avatar was poorly done?

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    It could also have been trying to back-link back to his home PC to look for an object on his PC, or another (innocent?) link embedded in the jpg that he created, therefore the system could have thought he was running scripts for nefarious purposes, ergo a hack av was identified by the system.

    Some do try (have tried) invisible links in avs & IE7 to garner info, so scripts were put in place to prevent such things leaving the system.
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