Insignia Photo Frame, Complete with Pre-installed Malware

By jkivligh at 4:49 pm on February 16, 2008 | 1 Comment

An Insignia digital photo frame has been pulled off the shelves once it was discovered that the units were shipped with trojans. Installed by the (Chinese) manufacturer, the trojan bypasses Windows Firewall and anti-virus software and collects gaming passwords.

We talk about being security conscious and preventing our systems from becoming infected, but it’s a different ballgame when we can’t trust the manufacturer.

More here.

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ISP vs. BitTorrent

By Kris Plunkett at 3:13 pm on | 2 Comments

Since ISPs, most notably Comcast, some time ago began identifying and purposefully destroying or severely throttling BitTorrent connections passing through their networks, the struggles on both sides of the fence have been nothing short of a game of cat and mouse.

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