Samsung’s new phone, the S8500 Wave, has appeared in Germany with its memory card infected with malware. And it’s fairly dangerous, if it installs itself onto your computer it will download backdoor programs and spyware, making your computer wide open to hackers and criminals. Prevention is definitely better in these cases.
The malware can affect Windows computers if you connect the phone to the computer. It’s as simple as that.
There are a couple of things you can do to avoid this malware, and to avoid similar malware in the future from similar scenarios:
- Disable the autorun feature in Windows (click here for instructions)
- Install a good antivirus package.
This type of problem is becoming more frequent – ordinary consumer devices infected with malware at the factory.