RE: PDFs and Viruses?

Subject: RE: PDFs and Viruses?
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 10:34:50 -0400



Never mind the PDF, how about the memory stick that you used to
carry the dratted PDF?

Or your USB coffee-cup warmer.

Or the USB port-humping dog (from thinkgeek.com).

See some articles and comments about hardware trojans:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727676.300-usb-coffeecup-warmer-could-be-stealing-your-data


So far, Snopes is not debunking this one...



- Kevin (Is my Sandisk Cruzer reporting my data to the Evil Empire? or the Middle Kingdom?)



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PDFs and Viruses?: From: Keith Hansen
Re: PDFs and Viruses?: From: Jimmy Breck-McKye

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