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Factory-Installed Viruses

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. tripwire45
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    Factory-Installed Viruses

    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. Computer users have been warned for years about virus threats from downloading Internet porn and opening suspicious e-mail attachments. Now they run the risk of picking up a digital infection just by plugging a new gizmo into their PCs. Recent cases reviewed by The Associated Press include some of the most widely used tech devices: Apple iPods, digital picture frames sold by Target and Best Buy stores and TomTom navigation gear. In most cases, Chinese factories -- where many companies have turned to keep prices low -- are the source.

    The complete article can be found at Technology Review.
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    1. neutralhills
      This happened to me. I bought a computer and it was infected with Vista when it arrived.
    2. greenbrucelee
      Ha lol. I'm building my next one so I can choose heh heh.:D
    3. tripwire45
      LOL. Good one. :biggrin
    4. sunn
      :lol: I can tell you're a Vista fan!
    5. sunn
      Was shocked when I heard the story in this mornings news update. Got to admit it's funny though. Like my dad always said, "there's a cost for being cheap". :blink
    6. Mitzs

      And did you sick xp pro on it till it was annihilated?:twisted:
    7. tripwire45
      Nah...probably Linux or a Mac would be the "cure" for this problem. :twisted:

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