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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Factory Installed Viruses - Getting More Than We Paid For?

The CBC has a story of new devices hitting store shelves with factory installed viruses and trojans. "Recent cases reviewed by the Associated Press include some of the most widely used tech devices: Apple iPods, digital picture frames sold by Target and Best Buy stores and TomTom navigation gear." The experts believe the threats are the result of lax quality control measures in the manufacturing process, the result of cost cutting measures in foreign manufacturing facilities. Ultimately, does not the responsibility lay with the company who commissions the work? I mean, if you are outsourcing work shouldn't you do your due diligence and have your own quality control checks in place?