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Malware on Picture Frames

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posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 09:03 AM
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Malware on Picture Frames


www.sfgate.com

Malicious software code has turned up on a wide range of popular electronics, from digital photo frames to compact flash cards to MP3 players - even MP3-playing sunglasses - and retailers are scrambling to respond.
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posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 09:03 AM
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It is sad that this is happening, but it was only a matter of time. I still never understood the point of designing stuff like this.

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posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 09:59 AM
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I personally made my own frame from an old laptop and a few eeproms .
I dont see why somone would pay for these things that they could easily make themselfs . But i would hardly view this stuff as a major threat .

Or do you mean the malware? (Sorry theres a buch of paranoid people here)
If so . It is a shame .
They did a thing on the British show "the real hustle" Sort of like this . Infecting things at the store can get you a "target demographic" i would guess its better to steal a local guys identity than some guy around the world . Either way its pretty crappy :/



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[edit on 26-1-2008 by oLDWoRLDDiSoRDeR]



posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 10:26 AM
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I seem to remember an issue of M$ software going out with malware/spyware already preinstalled.

Now one, I have no problems believing this at all.

Two, as far as I see it, we have but one real question to answer.
Who added the spyware/malware, M$ (Microsoft) or the retail stores???

Of course, no one will be found guilty,and it will be ascribed to a lone nut...sound familar???


I believe that that memory car in the frame "SHOULD" be seen as a drive that can be checked by anti-virus/antispy/malware and even defrag it.



posted on Jan, 26 2008 @ 10:37 AM
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Sony had the rootkit. Dont remember Micro$haft doing it but i may have missed that using linux :p
If it uses a usb connection . Or has a removable card . It will detect as a removable drive.
I believe thats why they recommend you format when you first get any new drive . Be it removable or internal. I would think that external hdds would be the bigest threat as they come pre-formated in alot of cases . Making an initial format unnecessary.

So i would guess they could just leave the stuff un-formated . And it would be a bit less user friendly but safer.



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