Cisco Security Response: Infected Cisco Information Packet and Warranty CDs

 

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sr-20110803-cd.shtml

In the period of December 2010 until August 2011, Cisco shipped warranty CDs that contain a reference to a third-party website known to be a malware repository. When the CD is opened with a web browser, it automatically and without warning accesses this third-party website. Additionally, on computers where the operating system is configured to automatically open inserted media, the computer’s default web browser will access the third-party site when the CD is inserted, without requiring any further action by the user.


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