While Gmail's new policy of automatically loading images by default may have some people excited, it comes at a security sacrifice.
Whether they're jamming crushed Altoids mints into screw holes or prepping themselves to swallow Micro SD cards, some travelers are now going to extreme lengths to defend against foreign snoops.
Exploits are released based on a recent TIFF image-rendering flaw.
Critics say researcher should have given Microsoft more time before disclosing a hole affecting Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 and releasing code to exploit it.
New bug-fixing deadline for software makers will mean quicker turnaround time on releasing security patches and better protection for consumers and corporations, experts say.