Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Virus Problem? Look at Photo Frames

Uh-huh. That Christmas gift from Amazon?

Some digital photo frames sold by Inc. over the holidays included a computer virus.
Amazon said last week that a frame it had been selling from Samsung Group came with a software CD that was known to have a virus, Computerworld reported Monday.

Amazon sold the SPF-85H frame from October through early this month, though Samsung issued an alert Nov. 27 that software CDs for five of its models, including the SPF-85H, had been infected.

According to the magazine, researchers discovered the virus, known by various security vendors as W32.Salty.AE, W32/Salty, or Troj_Agent.xoo, in August, and earlier variants date back to mid-2007.

The virus, which can download more malicious software on to an infected machine, affects only users of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP operating system.

Samsung did not say how the virus got on to its discs. A "theoretically malware-free" version of its software available for download on its Web site, Computerworld said.

I love that term "theoretically malware-free," don't you?

Source: CW email alerts

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We better be careful when buying new gadgets. I think almost every gadgets got their virus-package.