Thursday, June 3, 2010

Samsung Wave Smartphone Ships with Malware-Infected Memory Card

Via Sophos Blog -

Take care if you've recently bought a Samsung S8500 Wave smartphone - it could have come pre-installed with malware on its memory card. According to reports, the 1GB microSD card that ships with the sexy bada touch-screen smartphone carries an unwelcome surprise - a piece of malware that can automatically run if you plug the card into your Windows computer.


Samsung has informed the media that "only the initial production run of Samsung S8500 Wave devices for the German market were shipped with infected 1GB microSD memory cards. Future shipments, and those sent to other markets, should be virus free." However, I've been unable so far to find any reference to the incident on Samsung's German website - which does beg the question as to how potential victims in the country are supposed to be informed about the issue.

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