Dangerous Zip Bomb Can Launch An 46MB File on 4.5 Peta

From en.secnews.gr

Do you know that it is possible to create a ‘Zip Bomb’? This is a small zip file that contains multiple layers of compressed files. One could say he has malicious nature, since the final version of the non-compressed data may be much larger than compressed, so that when they are decompressed again, they can block a computer.

A researcher named David Fifield has managed to create perhaps the most dangerousZip Bomb, which has existed so far. It can unpack an 46MB file into 4,5 petabytes of data.

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