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Dell shipped server motherboards with embedded malware

Posted on Wednesday, July 21 2010 @ 21:27:49 CEST by


The Register reports Dell is warning customers that there is malware on its PowerEdge R410 Rack server motherboards. The site contacted Dell and got to hear that this issue is limited to a small number of service motherboards, the company claims new PowerEdge systems are not infected and that non-Windows servers are safe from infection.
The PowerEdge R410 Rack server has spyware within its embedded systems management software.

The direct seller is sending customers letters warning of the danger and also telephoning those affected.

A post in a support forum says customers should hear from Dell shortly. It does not provide any technical explanation of what type of spyware is included with the hardware or what extra cleaning process customers should go through.



 



 

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