During a routine screening of police body cams, researchers at security firm iPower were shocked to discover that a number of cameras built by Martel Electronics were infected with malware right out of the box. When iPower connected the cameras to the computers used to check hardware for hidden viruses and spyware, the PCs immediately detected the presence of Win32/Conficker.B!inf, a telltale sign of the Conficker Worm. When deployed successfully, the Conficker Worm is able to set up vast botnets by replicating itself quickly and infecting multiple machines simultaneously. The worm, which can be transferred onto a PC via a USB drive (or a body cam’s USB connection), uses a weakness associated with the autostart function found in certain versions of Windows.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Fusion