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Softbank's 'Pepper' robot is a security joke

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Re: .fail

The problem with magic numbers is that you can have false flags, such as a malware that passes itself as a JPEG or whatever by hiding itself with magic numbers. Plus, there are common container formats that nonetheless may need to be processed differently (for example, how will a magic number analyzer tell the difference between a zip, an epub, and a cbz using just magic numbers?)

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