Chinese Windows Virus Infects Through Digital Photo Frames

From an article by Deborah Gage in the San Francisco Chronicle:

An insidious computer virus recently discovered on digital photo frames has been identified as a powerful new Trojan Horse from China that collects passwords for online games - and its designers might have larger targets in mind.

Deborah Hale at SANS suggested that PC users find friends with Macintosh or Linux machines and have them check for malware before plugging any device into a PC.

I love how it’s called a “computer virus”, not a “Windows virus”, but the advice they offer is to test the thing on a Mac or Linux machine.

Saturday, 16 February 2008