One of the main reasons for the rise of GIF file format is its capability to contain up to 256 indexed colors and being saved in lossless format. Being lossless, the clarity of the image is not affected with GIF compression. On top of that, the power of GIFs lies in the fact that GIF images can also be animated and saved animated GIFs can be displayed on websites for the representation of animations.
ZIP file, being an archive with one or more compressed files, lets you store files together or separately. Each file can be compressed using different compression techniques like Deflate, BZIP2, Implode, Store, Shrink, LZMA, WavPack, or PPMd. An insight into its file format specifications: https://wiki.fileformat.com/specification/compression/zip/ let you know how the ZIP bombs may have been achieved.
Can anyone share a summary of what they have improved in latest version? It may help in judging if the inconvenience to users justifies the change or not.
The DWG format has been updated to provide improvements in the efficiency of opening and saving operations, especially for drawings that contain many annotative objects and viewports. Additionally, 3D solid and surface creation now uses the newest geometric modeler (ASM), which provides improved security and stability.
Primary commands: OPEN, QSAVE, SAVEAS
It seems that the ZIP file format vulnerabilities are going to be exploited more and more now onwards after the zip bomb episode.