HP’s USB Key for Proliant Servers has Worms

Hewlett-Packard Co. declared on April 3, 2008 that it is shipping flash-floppy drives having USB keys that were riddled with malware, according to the company's security bulletin, as reported by Computerworld on April 7, 2008.

The company said that the malware present on the 1GB USB and 256KB drives were identified as the W32.SillyFDC and W32.Fakerecy worms. The worms proliferate by attaching their copies to mapped or removable drives to eventually infect systems loaded with Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows ME and Windows 2000.

Since, the keys help to deploy floppy disk drives albeit optional, the process impacts the USB Floppy Drive Key toolkit and affects Proliant customer base. Further, accord...

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