In-store Fuji photo kiosks spread malware

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Earlier this month reports began to come in from Australia that some Windows-based Fuji photo kiosks were infected by malware, and spreading worms to unsuspecting shoppers when they inserted their SD cards and memory sticks to print out their digital snaps.

Now it appears that FujiFilm is installing anti-virus protection onto its devices.

And about time too. But it’s not the only solution, of course. Another way to prevent these self-service photo kiosks from passing on an infection like a modern-day Typhoid Mary is to ensure that data can only be read from the customers’ SD card or USB stick, not written to it.

At least that way the device could become infected – but wouldn’t spread the malware further. Clearly…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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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.

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