Spyware Warrior Spyware Warrior
Help with Spyware, Hijacking & Other Internet Nuisances
 
FAQ :: Search :: Memberlist :: Usergroups :: Register
Profile :: Log in to check your private messages :: Log in

Beware the infected picture frame....

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Spyware Warrior Forum Index -> Spyware/Adware in the News
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
datababe
Warrior


Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Last Visit: 10 Oct 2012
Posts: 217
Location: Inside your head

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:35 am    Post subject: Beware the infected picture frame.... Reply with quote

http://www.securityfocus.com/news/11499

My great aunt was showing me the digital picture frame she got for Christmas just this past weekend. Luckily for her (and me!) she does not own a computer.

My mom, on the other hand....
_________________
- Datababe
Until you spread your wings, you'll have no idea how far you can walk.
http://redoakranch.x10hosting.com
http://datababe007.blogspot.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
MysteryFCM
Malware Expert


Joined: 28 Aug 2004
Last Visit: 20 Apr 2014
Posts: 850
Location: Tyne & Wear, UK

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=3787
http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=3807
http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=3817
_________________
Regards

Steven Burn
I.T. Mate / hpHosts
it-mate.co.uk / hosts-file.net
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
mikey
Malware Expert


Joined: 12 Feb 2004
Last Visit: 15 Jul 2014
Posts: 1072
Location: CenTex

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From another thread with this topic;

Some have suggested turning off the 'autorun/autoplay' feature in Windows, which really is a good idea regardless of this prob. However, like your sandbox querry, I don't believe that to be satisfactory security and here is an exerpt from a MS TechNet article that explains exactly why;

Quote:
Many USB controllers are actually Direct Memory Access (DMA) devices. This means they can bypass the operating system and directly read and write memory on the computer. Bypass the OS and you bypass the security controls it provides—now you have complete and unfettered access to the hardware. This renders device control implemented by the OS completely ineffective.


Ref; http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2008/01/SecurityWatch/default.aspx
_________________
-

UbuntuStudio...community supported multi-media development optimization.

-
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Spyware Warrior Forum Index -> Spyware/Adware in the News All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



smartBlue Style © 2002 Smartor
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group