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‘USB drives’ Common Vector for Virus Propagation

According to anti-virus firm Trend Micro, a recent survey by the company revealed that year 2008 has witnessed an increased number of PCs contaminated with virus spread through the detachable USB flash drives. The data storage devices are mostly responsible for spreading these viruses because people share or borrow the infected devices. Therefore, the firm urges people to make sure that their portable devices storing data are free from viruses, as reported by DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE on June 25, 2008.

Trend Micro further revealed that the greater part of the harm is caused by a malicious virus program called MAL OTORUN1 and other related programs. The malware infects the USB...

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