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.

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    Comment by duschang

    February 17, 2008 @ 8:53 pm

    Because of the fact that photo frame never actually interact directly with the company, most people won’t consider it as a source of attack. Now, people will have to watch out where they connect their flash drives, like the old days with floppy disc. However, it is weird that the trojans would only collect gaming information(Made by Chinese farmers??)

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