Virus: even HP

HP announced that some USB keys shipped with floppy disk reader for HP ProLiant servers are infected by two minor virus; SillyFDC and Fakerecy. Up-to-date anti-virus detect them. But, if you install the floppy reader before the anti-virus software …

It was already troublesome that some consumer electronic devices (see security newsletter 9 to be published tomorrow) were infected by virus. It is really problematic in case of professional devices and applications.

USB keys become pervasive. They are a perfect vector for worms. A good protection is to disable autorun for every USB port. And of course keep your anti-virus always up-to-date.

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