IBM Gives Malware-Infected USB Keys to Security Conference
Apparently, the malware on the keys spreads whenever the USB is inserted into a Windows workstation, and then automatically runs setup.exe and autorun.ini files. Fortunately, most antivirus softwares picked up on the bug, and, as ITNews reports, IBM has provided a five-step solution for those whose devices may have already been infected.
The incident is certainly embarrassing for IBM and event organizers alike, who find themselves with egg on their faces for the second straight year. More importantly, though, the attack underscores the sad reality that no matter how sophisticated or finely tuned our digital security infrastructure, there will probably always be someone just one step ahead. Either AusCERT better prepares itself for a new round of attacks next year, or, better yet, scrap the entire USB operation. [From: ITNews]