Energizer Bunny writes a trojan horse.
jsteller at spottydog.us
Mon Mar 8 21:37:28 CST 2010
I remember when companies thought that outsourcing software production
to that part of the world was a slam-dunk great idea. Every
hole-in-the-wall CD duplication service in the east claimed ISO-9001
status so how could anybody think otherwise? Maybe it's not so bad to
overpay someone who may actually have a work ethic.
Joseph Bento wrote:
> On Mar 8, 2010, at 5:32 PM, andre kesteloot wrote:
>> Philip Miller Tate wrote:
>>> "Energizer is currently working with both CERT and U.S. government officials to understand how the code was inserted in the software,"
>>> Gosh! I wonder where it was manufactured?
>> Somewhere in the friendly Far Est ?
>> André N4ICK
> My guess as well.
> At UTA (Utah Transit Authority) where I work, we recently purchased 100 Tait mobile radios as replacements for some of the bus radios. The 'Manual-on-CD' included with every radio has a trojan that was blocked by Sophos, the corporate virus scanner.
> Tait is a New Zealand company. I have no knowledge if they produce their own CDs or if they are outsourced. Regardless, one does not expect a commercial software package to be infected.
> I run a MacBook as my primary computer. The Mac in of itself has never been infected. However, I recently installed Intego's Virus Barrier for OS-X. It actually found a couple Windows malware viruses attached to a few stored emails. No harm to the Mac, but one would not want to forward those emails to another user.
> One of our local news TV / Radio websites uses 3rd party advertising on their website. They recently had a malware broadcast as part of an advertisement. All one had to do was mouse over the ad - not even click on it. (Fortunately for me, this was a Windows attack as well.) The site broadcast an immediate apology and told how to eradicate the virus. They also said they'd be reevaluating their 3rd party advertising. I'd hope so.
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