Virus infected: Samsung digital photo frames

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

They’re being sold up and down the high street, but if the latest reports are true then it may be the last thing you want to find yourself unwrapping under the Christmas tree on December 25th.

According to reports on SecurityFocus and elsewhere, purchasers of Samsung’s SPF-85H 8-Inch Digital Photo Frame have been warned that software pre-installed on the devices may be infected by the Sality worm.

Samsung appears to have published information about the incident on its website on December 2nd, but it seems that users are still buying the devices via popular online stores such as Amazon.com, as…

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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.