Thursday, June 10, 2010

Malware Found On More Devices With Flash Memory

Following recent reports of malware being detected on the internal memory cards of gadgets like the Samsung Wave, HTC Magic and other similar devices Olympus Japan has issued a warning to customers who bought the new Stylus Tough 6010 shockproof and waterproof camera, informing them that their new cameras may be infected.

According to the advisory from Olympus Japan, just over 1700 units are at risk - and customers can check if their camera is carrying the malware by checking their serial number via a widget on Olympus's website (sadly, it's only available in Japanese).

As with most the cases of infection the malicious code, or worm,  is an auto-run hiding on the camera's internal memory. The auto-run itself does not affect the camera in any way and can not activate on the Stylus Tough camera, but it will attempt to infect your Windows PC should the camera be connected via the USB cord. Its currently unclear if the worm will try to infect external memory cards or not, I would say no considering the nature of the beast. However user that think they may be infected should not only check the camera but any external cards just in case.

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