May 18, 2021

Are .txt files containing a virus, dangerous?

A company that does penetration testing has tested our product and reported that it’s possible to upload a .txt file that may contain a virus, via the UI to our Azure blob storage.
Is this bad? Can a .txt file that is really a .exe file actually do anything?
The only thing that happens with these blobs are that they are downloaded and displayed in the UI later on.

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