News Razer ships malware with drivers

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    OH NOES!
     
  3. plagio

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    Oh noes indeed. I have avira antivirus and never seen a warning while updating my razer driver.
    Is it know which are these 8 drivers that are infected ? Is it known which are these 7 antivirus programs that do detect the worm ?

    I couldn't find anything on the Trend Micro and Avast sites.
     
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    OH NOES! indeed! i guess we always assume that if a company sells geektastic products then they aren't gonna bundle malware crap with their software. i was initially worried... until i read further and i'm already using Avast... so now i'm more confused (using a Deathadder although it's using stable drivers and firmware from over a year ago) am i safe? who knows...

    UPDATE: apparently only since the 19th September has it been affected... so i guess the software files aren't inherently affected, but only if you downloaded them while the Trojan was present. still it's more than a bit poo
     
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    It's the fact that it happened!

    Then again these things happen for a reason - the consequences should be that it doesn't happen again. That they tighten their security on what gets uploaded. I'll be interested to see what happens, if they release any news on how it happened and what they're doing about it.
     
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    Their evil plan of world domination has been thwarted!
     
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    Good thing I don't bother updating my mouse drivers, not updated it for about 3-4 months so I'm safe :D

    Anyway how could they let this happen? Is it on purpose or is it just someone being naughty when compiling the drivers?
     
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    Hence why I use Trend Micro
     
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