Adware slips between pages of e-book

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| The infection appears to be the imgInSOY worm, which copies itself between
| removable media and uses autorun.inf to infect any Windows system it comes
| across. In addition to copying itself onto any more removable devices the
| worm operates as adware.
|
| The Iliad is a Linux-based e-ink device which synchronises with a desktop PC
| to download books or other documents the user wants to read, as well as
| uploading sketches or annotations the user has made to existing documents.
| But when connected over USB the device also appears as a removable drive, and
| that's when the infection can occur.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03/31/iliad_adware/

The Iliad runs Linux? How come nobody covered this stuff? Linux is probably
just assumed for such devices.

Linux Unhackable At TippingPoint Contest

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| The Linux fans will be thrilled to find out that their favorite operating
| system have proved the safest at the contest organized this week by the
| security firm TippingPoint.
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http://www.efluxmedia.com/news_Linux...est_15743.html

Just keep Linux devices away from Windows. For Windows, "plug in" = "execute
arbitrary code", just like ActiveX... only worse.


Related:

USB flash drive worm arrives

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| The LiarVB-A worm hunts for removable drives such as floppy disks and
| USB memory sticks and then creates a hidden file called autorun.inf to
| ensure a copy of the worm is run the next time it is connected to a
| Windows PC.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=40454


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

,----[ Quote ]
| 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/


Some viruses come pre-installed

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| From iPods to navigation systems, some of today's hottest gadgets are landing
| on store shelves with some unwanted extras from the factory — pre-installed
| viruses that steal passwords, open doors for hackers and make computers spew
| spam.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080313/...talled_viruses


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


Some viruses come pre-installed

,----[ Quote ]
| From iPods to navigation systems, some of today's hottest gadgets are landing
| on store shelves with some unwanted extras from the factory — pre-installed
| viruses that steal passwords, open doors for hackers and make computers spew
| spam.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080313/...talled_viruses


E-paper support for Linux

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| One of the electrophoretic display controllers for which Linux support has
| been posted (tarball) is a controller from E-Ink called Apollo. This
| controller is interfaced to the host through 8-bit data and 6-bit control
| over General Purpose IO (GPIO) interfaces. *
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http://www.computerworld.com.au/inde...pid;1968336438


Linux-based eBook reader leverages lightweight browser

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| The NetFront browser enables users to click through to linked reference
| sites, such as Wikipedia, while they are reading. *
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5175136365.html


Amazon's Kindle eBook Reader

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| But in the final analysis, the point of the thing is to be a better book. It
| does this very well. Everything else is just icing on the cake, which is, in
| this case, not a lie. *
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http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/36063


Down with paper: A review of the Sony Reader

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| Not only does the new Reader sport an SD card slot alongside the Pro Duo
| slot, but it plays AAC and MP3 files; ATRAC doesn't even make an appearance
| on the spec sheet. Oh, and did I mention that the Reader is Penguin-powered? *
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http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardw...der-review.ars


Sharp intros RD-CX100 dictionary / e-book reader

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| It may not boast quite the versatility of its souped-up
| Linux-based "electronic dictionary," but if you're just looking for
| some basic e-book reading capabilities along with your
| multi-lingual dictionary, Sharp's new RD-CX100 looks like it
| may fit the bill.
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http://digg.com/gadgets/Sharp_intros..._e_book_reader


HP offers peek at next-gen gadgets

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| HP has unveiled some of the gadgets it is working on in its worldwide
| laboratories.
|
| [...]
|
| The e-book attracted most interest from delegates at the HP Mobility
| Summit in Shanghai. It uses touch sensitive strips on the base of
| the rectangular unit to select books and turn pages, runs a Linux
| OS and has a USB port to install new titles.
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http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...chscreen-ebook


Kindle sold out

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| There is no telling if this is a consequence of consumer demand exceeding
| Amazon's forecasts as to how many people would want this thing, or if Amazon
| is taking a page out of Nintendo's book and creating a little product
| scarcity to drum up business. All I know is I got mine in the mail today, and
| I'm already in love. * *
|
| Flop? I think not.
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http://blog.blankbaby.com/blankbaby/...-sold-out.html


Amazon.com Launches Wireless Reader

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| The Linux-based device weighs 10.3 ounces, can store 200 titles on its 250 MB
| of onboard flash memory, and its battery can hold a charge for two days with
| the wireless feature on and seven days with it off, Amazon said. The reader
| is made by a Chinese OEM and can be purchased on Amazon.com for $399. *
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http://sony.broadcastnewsroom.com/ar....jsp?id=237306