The good news? The exploit only works under certain conditions. You have to upload an image without a file extension (verboten at services like Dropbox), and any site that modifies the image (such as Facebook or Google Photos) will neuter any hostile code. Still, you won’t be completely safe unless browser makers patch up. Your best solution until then is to peek solely at pictures from people and sites you trust.
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