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Samsung digital picture frame CD infected by virus

by Marianna Schmudlach / December 29, 2008 10:30 AM PST

You've been iframed

By John Leyden
29th December 2008

Christmas gifts of Samsung Digital Picture frames could come with the unwelcome gift of malware, Amazon has warned.

The online retailer cautioned that versions of Samsung's SPF-85H 8-Inch digital photo frame product came with an installer disc contaminated with the Sality worm. The disc is needed to use the kit as a USB monitor on windows XP machines. Users who instal the software are liable to find themselves infected with a strain of malware that includes keylogging functionality.

Amazon has published an advisory explaining how to clean infected systems. It's likely that the root cause of the infection was the use of an infected machine to burn the offending discs, if previous incidents are any guide.

More: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/29/photo_frame_malware/

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