Thursday, 8 December 2011

Most lost USB sticks are infected, including Apple ones.

An Australian anti-virus firm bought some bags of USB sticks from the Lost and Found department of the New South Wales Railway Corporation.  Analysis showed that 2/3  (33 out of 50) were infected with at least one type of malware, not one of them was encrypted, and 8 of those infected ones were from Apple machines.  There was no sign of a plot to scatter sticks in trains because the malware was "general purpose zombie stuff" and the unencrypted content was personal.

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