Asus Eee Box PC ships with virus

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Asus has been making great strides in the computer marketplace in the last year or so with its popular subnotebook PCs. With its small dimensions and affordable pricing, the Asus Eee caused a storm and other vendors have rushed to produce similar devices.

I even bought an Asus Eee as a Christmas present for a member of my family. I wonder how Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are sleeping at night knowing that my mother-in-law is running Linux.

It’s with a heavy heart then I find myself having to report that a member of the Asus Eee family has been caught spreading malware. (Read the Japanese-language press release about the incident from Asus).

The Asus Eee Box is the company’s funky new slimline desktop PC, in the style of the Mac Mini that Apple came out with a…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.