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Dell sends out motherboards with built in malware - W32.Spybot worm

Jul 23, 2010, 15:34 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Mokey)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"A hiccup at Dell's service parts department saw a number of motherboards with malware-infected firmware go out the door to customers.

"Like patients who enter the hospital for a simple tonsillectomy and end up leaving with pneumonia, it seems like customers seeking help from Dell's service parts department may have made things worse for themselves, while trying to make things better. The company admits it may have sent out a number of motherboards with malware lurking within their firmware."

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