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HP Ships USB Sticks With Malware

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. malware New Member

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    No these don't come with a picture of me. Hewlett-Packard has released a batch of USB keys for numerous Proliant server models which contain malware that could allow an attacker to take over an infected system. The worms contained on the 256KB and 1GB USB drives have been identified as W32.Fakerecy and W32.SillyFDC. The worms spread by copying themselves to removable or mapped drives and affect systems running Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT and Windows 2000, according to AusCERT. To find out whether a drive is infected, HP recommends inserting it into a system with up-to-date antivirus software. Systems with up-to-date antivirus should be protected from the threat, according to HP. However, the threat risk from the worms is considered to be low.

    Source: CNET News
     
  2. a111087

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    we need more of those USB Sticks :D
     
  3. Triprift

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    Ya shoudnt have to plug into system with av software pretty bad Hp :shadedshu
     
  4. uber_cookie

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    Is the threat risk considered to be low, because no one buys HP USB sticks? :toast:
     
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    Good point i cirtainly woudnt lol :roll:
     
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    wazzledoozle New Member

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    Or plug it into a linux system and format it from there....
     
  7. btarunr

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    "Threat risk should be considered low" but it's a threat alright. If consumers discover these malware on their newly purchased sticks, they can go ahead and sue HP to claim damages. Who goes to HP for sticks anyway.
     
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  8. DanishDevil

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    I'd go for it if our malware came with it...
     
  9. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    ive had a nightmare dealing with trojans....

    some clever motherf**kers inject the code on to websites which then in turn is downloaded on to your PC when you load the page up......

    the first one i got was from a porn site (shut up - i have needs) that was the worst one. I couldnt find any information on how to get rid of it anywhere - all i managed to find was posts among posts of people uploading logs from zonealarm & other firewalls/anti virus programs & asking others what in gods streaky bacon they should do. - all answers were half baked nobody REALLY got back to the poster with a solution to get rid of it.

    It just sat there on my hard drive infecting all my core Windows files & even when i deleted those files or put them in to qurantine they'd still be there when i booted the pc up again back in the same place -ARGH

    I even blocked the trojans from accessing the net but zonealarm wouldnt stop shutting up about the 'process' requesting permission to access the internet.

    what did i do??? i reformatted my windows....it was a massacre....those core files didnt stand a chance....

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    the second time i was infected.....it was from a fu*king M$ update bunch of cotton picking wankers. luckily i zone alarm managed to remove its ass n i havent picked it up on the scans since.


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  10. jbunch07

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    so what im confused...how does hp not get sued for something like this...and how did they even get on there in the first place?
     
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    was it called virtuamonde by any chance? becasue i fought that sucker for about 2 hours and i still ended up reformatting after i got rid of it.
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    nope - it was called

    Win32/TrojanDownloader.VB.AWJ trojan
    Win32/TrojanDownloader.delf.dsx
    Win32/TrojanDownloader.VB.ndj


    I never even knew my pc was infected until i saw it in the system process's & i was like 'wtf iz dat?!'

    so god knows how long they were there happily having interacial relations with my system files before i found them & went into a dramatic, bloodfilled epic saving-private-ryan battle to rid my machine of the infection,

    & I thought Zonealarm Pro & Nod32 were supposed to be the best firewall & anti-virus gear since george calooney found out how to use a dildo?????
     
  14. guyguy New Member

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    I want one of those sticks...
     
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    I didn't even know they made USB sticks..
     
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    HP offers interesting deals on USB Sticks. ITs not necessarily theirs, as they load it up with software for their servers and what not.
     
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    How TF would something like that happen?
     
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    this has happened before witha company selling external ahrdrives witha virus that steals yor WoW id.
     
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    i still wanna know how it got there...not that its happen before...somone had to put it on there it just doesn't magically appear there
     
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    most likely workers ...
     
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    those bastards... your prob right though...
     
  22. eidairaman1

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    they should recall the ones and format them, also those who have them should format them anyway.
     
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    Nah, you messed up :) Nod probably didn't have advanced heuristics enabled and ZA is crap. Install Outpost and look in amazement at it's features. I actually turn most of it off b/c the protection is overwhelming. Even if nod missed it, Outpost would catch it changing reg keys and alert you.
     
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    Werd on the M$ update. 2 installations ago (since windows likes to die with a death certificate lol), I ran update. Big mistake. It was the only time I had used IE and the only thing I did that day (Idk why I didn't use autopatcher that time). I restarted and windows was inconceivably corrupt. I can literally fix any issue with windows that's possible, but it was hopeless.
    (I'm too lazy to make windows backups b/c what's the point? I'll have to reinstall again whenever it can't handle hundreds of apps installed and tons of stuff running).
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    Im ditchin both the ZA & NoD32 for Kaspersky Internet Security - got 1 oem copy runnin on my laptop & already its prevented the same thing happening all over again when i surf my porn sites :p

    so all hail kaspersky
     

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