Friday, March 14, 2008

Watch out for Viruses from the Gadgets!

The Los Angeles Times has an interesting story on how many gadgets available at stores have been infected with viruses and how it is imperative to have the latest virus protections. These devices can range from ipods, navigation systems, mp3 players, basically anything you can plug into your computer usually through a USB or FireWire port.,1,2523743.story

Apparently some Chinese factories are being compromised and viruses are being loaded. Spyware is also being loaded which can do everything from disable your computer to steal your passwords and watch everything you do on your computer.

Sams club recently removed from shelves digital picture frames that came installed with a virus. The article mentions a recent purchase from Target of a digital picture frame loaded with viruses. In some cases these viruses appear to be very serious and in some you are ok as long as you have the latest updates of your virus protection.

Read the story and let us know what you think.

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