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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Would You Like Fries With Your Virus?

A couple years ago, music giant Sony got caught loading their customers with hidden software, when they were stupid enough to load "extra content" from legally purchased CDs onto their computers.

Today, we hear of Apple, who shipped a small quantity of iPods infected with a virus.

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.

And earlier this week, we hear that MacDonalds in Japan gave out MP3 player infected with yet another virus.
We haven't seen these players ourselves, so we can't confirm how exactly you would get hit by this trojan, but some sources report you only had to plug it into your Windows PC.

Once again, practice Layered Security on all computers. Please. Botnets are more and more useful, so don't contribute to the population.

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