The Register is reporting that some versions of Samsung’s SPF-85H 8″ digital photo frame shipped with a CD-ROM contaminated with the W32.Sality.AE virus.
The CD contains drivers needed to use the frame as a USB monitor on systems running Windows XP.
Amazon.com has posted an advisory for it’s customers:
Greetings from Amazon.com.
We have recently learned that Samsung has issued an alert affecting its SPF-85H 8-Inch Digital Photo Frame. Our records indicate that you have purchased one of the digital photo frames through the Amazon.com website and are therefore affected by this alert.
The alert involves the SPF-85H 8-Inch Digital Photo Frames w/1GB Internal Memory, designed to work with Windows-based PCs via a USB connector. They were sold between October and December 2008 for about $150.
The alert concerns discovery of the W32.Sality.AE worm on the installation disc SAMSUNG FRAME MANAGER XP VERSION 1.08, which is needed for using the SPF-85H as a USB monitor. If you are using Vista or a different version of Frame Manager, this issue does not affect you. Read the rest…
This isn’t the first time something like this has happened and it won’t be the last. Fortunately, the W32.Sality.AE is a fairly old virus that should be detected by any up to date anti-virus program.