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Old 02-24-2008, 11:30 AM
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Default Digital Photo Frame virus (data viper)

This appears to be a Data Viper stolen by the chinese back in 2006

SEATTLE, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A powerful virus recently discovered in digital photo frames has been identified as a Chinese Trojan Horse that gathers personal information.

So far the Trojan Horse has simply collected passwords for online games, but experts say the designers might have larger targets in mind, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Monday.

"It is a nasty worm that has a great deal of intelligence," said Brian Grayek, who heads product development at Computer Associates, a security vendor that analyzed the Trojan Horse.

The virus, which has been named Mocmex, blocks ant-ivirus protection from more than 100 vendors, as well as the security and firewall built into Microsoft Windows. It spreads by hiding itself on photo frames and other portable storage devices that are plugged into an infected PC.

The malware has "specific designs to capture something and not leave traces," Grayek said. "This would be a nuclear bomb" of malware.

He added that the Trojan has been traced to a specific group in China, but would not name the group.

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Old 12-03-2008, 08:59 AM
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Default Re: Digital Photo Frame virus (data viper)

Most are harmless trojan's and when you connect the digital frames to a PC the antivirus software shows them as trojans, these files are perfectly harmless as the CPU of the frames are different in architecture and do not execute these files to be copied across.

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