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Comment Re: Random .PNG file? (Score 1) 49

There are a couple possibilities I can think of.
A) Maybe there is a risk that the PNG you used would already be encrypted, so it says to use an external source.
B) Malware tends to hook common system functions, such as those used to generate data for testing, and the malware author gives his solution just in case. This is particularly true with .net assemblies, as the entire set of addresses for the method table is readily available.
C) Some combination of the 2.

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