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[ale] Checking photo frames for Windows malware
- Subject: [ale] Checking photo frames for Windows malware
- From: brian at polibyte.com (Brian Pitts)
- Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 11:30:15 -0500
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
On Tue, 2008-12-30 at 10:51 -0500, Patrick Bartkus wrote:
> Yesterday Ars Technica reported about more digital picture frames
> infecting Windows computers with malware.
> or http://tinyurl.com/a8mlzh
> One of the links in the article (http://tinyurl.com/2m7ot7) takes you
> to a San Francisco Chronicle article from Feb 15, 2008.
> The SFGate article reports that "Deborah Hale at SANS suggested that
> PC users find friends with Macintosh or Linux machines and have them
> check for malware before plugging any device into a PC."
> My questions is - how could this be done? Could I boot with a Live CD
> and then plugin and scan a USB picture frame for malware?
I'd love to know if there are any malware scanners for linux. I know for
viruses there's ClamAV. The advice I've always seen is to use BartPE.