Thursday, January 24, 2008

Viruses in the picture (frames) !

Best Buy Co. Inc. sold digital picture frames during the holidays that harbored malicious code able to spread to any connected Windows PC. It is not recalling the frames, however. A limited number of the 10 inch digital frames sold under its in-house Insignia brand were contaminated with a computer virus during the manufacturing process, according to a notice posted on the Insignia site last weekend. Best Buy did not specify the number of virus-loaded frames that had ended up in customers' hands, but said in a second notice that it is continuing to investigate this problem.
This incident shows again the infection possibilities on every kind of device which has memory built-in. This will become a larger problem in the future. My advice: Please scan always everything you buy ... or at least always have your anti-virus in the background running!