Malware included in HP USBs

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HP has said that it had released some USB sticks for their Proliant server brand which may contain malware that could allow an attacker to take over an infected system.

The USBs affect a numerous amount of models of the Proliant line and are only contained in the 256MB and 1GB USB models. The malware has been identified as W32.Fakerecy and W32.SillyFDC. These two worms spread by copying themselves to removable or mapped drives and only affect Windows 95 – XP and Windows NT.

HP is recommending that to find out that if the drive is infected that you should insert it on a computer with an anti-virus system that is up-to-date.

It is also saying that this only affects a small number of customers. According to ZDNet Australia, there have been no reports. An advisory page can be found on the HP website.

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