Dutch company sells media player -- with a worm

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| A batch of digital media players sold by a Dutch importer over the holidays
| appear to have been infected with a nasty stocking stuffer -- a worm.
|
| One user reportedly discovered the worm, Worm.Win32.Fujack.aa, after opening
| the Victory LT-200, a 512 M-Byte USB media player sold by Victory Nederland,
| wrote Roel Schouwenberg, a senior research engineer, for Kaspersky Lab, on a
| company blog.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...648929&rid=-50

Hackers turn Cleveland into malware server

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| Tens of thousands of websites belonging to Fortune 500 corporations, state
| government agencies and schools have been infected with malicious code that
| attempts to engage in click fraud and steal online game credentials from
| people who visit the destinations, security researches say.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01...e_redirectors/

Bad engineering could only become acceptable in a world with with predatory
monopolies.


Related:

Hackers debut malware loaded USB ruse

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| Malware purveyors deliberately left USB sticks loaded with a Trojan
| in a London car park in a bid to trick users into getting infected.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/25/usb_malware/


Security Experts Warn of a Worm Creeping into PCs Via USB Ports

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| Security Experts at MicroWorld Technologies has warned of increased
| occurrences of a Worm with Trojan potentials, which has been
| infecting Enterprise systems and home PCs for the past two weeks.
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http://www.spywarehunter.org/entry/s...via-usb-ports/


Spyware infection prompts McDonalds MP3 recall

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| Users who connected the McDonalds-branded MP3 player to their
| Windows PC were exposed to spyware code programmed to transmit
| their web passwords and other sensitive information to hackers.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10...re_mp3_recall/


Small Number of Video iPods Shipped With Windows Virus

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| We recently discovered that a small number - less
| than 1% - of the Video iPods available for purchase
| after September 12, 2006, left our contract manufacturer
| carrying the Windows RavMonE.exe virus. This known
| virus affects only Windows computers...
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http://www.apple.com/support/windowsvirus/


Apple blames Windows for iPod virus

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| "As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy
| against such viruses, and even more upset with ourselves for not
| catching it," they wrote.
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http://biz.yahoo.com/bizj/061017/1361931.html?.v=1


How can I get valuable documents off a virus-infected flash drive?

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| What a problem! It's scary just to plug in such a dangerous drive.
|
| Since most malware is operating system specific, use a non-Windows computer,
| such as a Mac or a Linux machine.
|
| Put Linux on Your Machine
|
| Various versions of Linux, referred to as Linux Live, can boot from a CD or
| flash drive. Use Puppy Linux. It's free (not unusual for Linux), small, and
| very easy to set up on a CD. Putting it onto a flash drive isn't hard,
| either.
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http://www.pcworld.ca/news/column/0d...eba049/pg0.htm