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Schizophrenic files

Ange Albertini

As file format specs leave room for interpretation and sometimes are misunderstood or ignored by the programmers, some well-formed files may be interpreted inconsistently by different tools and libraries. As a result, this can be (ab)used for simple jokes, anti-forensics or to bypass sanitizers which might lead to data exfiltration.