Posted By Pete at 11:01 AM, June 10, 2010
What do you look for when you purchasing a digital camera? More mega pixels? more zoom? or better manual controls?
Well, here's a feature that definitely not on anyone's checklist: PC infecting worm.
1709 Olympus Stylus Tough 6010s came preloaded with a worm on the camera's internal memory. The worm itself does no harm to the camera, however as soon as the user connects the camera to their PC via USB the worm attacks and attempts to infect the PC.
Olympus has issued an apology but the damage has been done. Imagine taking some pictures on your new shiny camera only to get your PC infected when you try to view the pictures.
This is not the first time a product has shipped with malware and it certainly won't be the last. Companies will just have to be more careful in the manufacturing process and take the necessary security measures to secure their network.
Posted by: Pete at 11:01 AM
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