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August 6, 2006

Next Virus Threat: Your Coolpix?

The online publishing firm Informit.com has a fascinating but technically-laden article on how Wi-Fi enabled Coolpixes can be used as a potential entry-way for viruses and other malicious programs to enter your computer.

Editorial Note: It would appear that the greatest vulnerabilities are at the point of establishing the picture transfer. The camera shares the benign nature of it's non-Wi-Fi equipped peers in picture-taking mode. But the article does show the greatest issue with gadgets today: interoperability between appliances sometimes requires more security and safety oversight.

Posted by covey22 at August 6, 2006 1:01 AM