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LinuxDevices: Linux Gadget Infects Windows PCs?

Jan 30, 2007, 16:30 (5 Talkback[s])

"In what appears to be a twist on the conventional wisdom that Windows systems are more vulnerable to viruses than Linux systems, some of TomTom's GPS navigation gadgets appear to have infected Windows PCs with a 'low risk' virus.

"According to TomTom, an 'isolated number' of Go 910 devices shipped last fall could infect Windows PCs when connected via USB, for example when backing up data to a PC. The company suggests fixing the problem by scanning the device's USB storage from a PC equipped with updated virus-scanning software, including free versions available from Symantec and Kaspersky..."

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