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31 March 2008, 13:25

e-Book inadvertently hosts adware

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Recent distributions of the iRex ILiad e-book have been found to be carrying the imgInSOY worm. The company has emailed all recent purchasers of the ILiad with a warning and instructions for disinfecting their computers. According to the Register a worker in the Philippines factory where the ILiad is assembled accidentally infected the production line via a personal USB stick.

Little technical information is currently available on imgInSOY, but it apparently spreads via removable media using an autorun file to propagate itself and contains adware.


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