Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 25 May 2010.
Ouch. Egg on face to the max.
A clever PR person would switch that around and highlight the fact that nothing should be trusted.
Hahahaha! Big screw up! I have no idea how people can manage to do this! Especially in big companies like IBM!
*spill coffee across keyboard*
*search for new keyboard on other side of office*
I couldn't help but lol after reading "added bonus: worms" and think of people going out to the pharmacy to buy worms medicine.
Added bonus: Worms Armagedden
You would expect this to be the one place where everyone would scan stuff for viruses.
First article I've read that caused me to laugh out loud in the office. It's now making the rounds Well done IBM!
so how many security expert's computers now have a virus do you think?
Seriously, that takes some doing
Handing out malware (in the form of freebies) at a security convention is pretty epic
Never trust anything! Either someone at IBM had alot of time on their hands or the USB sticks were pre planted with the virus.
Old news , thereg reported on this last friday morning : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/21/ibm_usb_malware_snafu/
And if it infected one of these supposed security expert's computer...
Anyone in the security industry who uses windows shouldn't have been there in the first place.
And they should also know about this type of thing... my 13 year old cousin could set up a usb hacksaw with about 100 worms, trojans and viruses on it ...
It could have been a stunt, demonstrating the weakness of "free" computer peripherals?
It was probably a cock up, but hey.
"AusCERT-goers get bonus malware gift"
I couldnt stop laughing about this! also psytech, ill buy one of you for Â£3
seriously, IBM, with all its might couldnt even stop worms from getting into their USB Sticks
obviously it doesnt work then.........
seriously IBM failed badly here
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