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Olympus has apologised after it distributed a digital camera in Japan that came with added malware on its internal memory card. An estimated 1,700 Stylus Tough 6010 digital compact cameras shipped pre-pwned with auto-run code designed to infect Windows PCs they were connected to, net security firm Sophos reports. The malware …

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WTF?

"consumers are advised to disable Autorun in Windows"?

How about Microsoft issuing a patch that will disable Autorun instead...?

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"consumers are advised ..."

... to disable Autorun? Again? It should be a capital offence to sell a PC with Autorun ENabled.

Fail. What your computer will do if Autorun is enabled.

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You ever try to disable autorun on the average person's PC.

The average computer users severely freak out if you disabled auto play on their system. No matter how you explain it to them, they will stick in a application disc or a CD or a movie then freak out and claim that their computer is broke.

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Not withstanding existing comments...

Olympus dropped the ball majorly on this one.

There is no excuse anymore. This is not the first time it's happened, don't they even *try* to take precautions and/or checks to insure agains this happening?

Apparently not.

As per usual, it's cheaper to let it go and let your users tell you something's gone wrong...

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