Electronic gadgets latest sources of computer viruses

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  1. ronjor

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    This article also appears in other sources, and dredges out of the muck the essentials of a Register story from January,

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/11/malware_digital_devices/

    which mentions that viruses on iPods were noted in 2006.

    Essentially, these Removable Media Exploits are of the Remote Code Execution type, using the AutoRun.inf file to trigger the installation of the malicious executable as soon as the device is connected to a computer.

    Easily blocked by White Listing.

    I tested with Anti-Executable, and asked SpikeyB to test with Software Restriction Policies. Both solutions worked.

    Remote Code Execution is nothing new. It's just being adapted to newer types of software/media. Unless something in the coding changes, this is a No-threat with proper security installed.


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    That's the key. To those that are unaware of computer security, out of date virus definitions, etc, it can be a huge problem.
     
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    Everytime I take my camera's memory stick to the photo shop it gets infected. My security suite, plus having autorun.inf disable has saved the day everytime.
     
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