Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 01:00 PM
"It could be debated whether or not the virus Morgan's flash drive picked up came from that particular photo kiosk but the people in charge of the kiosk acknowledge that the kiosks have no virus protection. All it would take for each kiosk to become a virus propagating machine then—with access to thousands of USB drives, memory sticks, and SD cards a month!—is exposure to one infected flash drive."
The world is a dangerous place; you never know where you might pick up a virus. To be honest, as careful as I sometimes am, I would probably not think that a photo booth kiosk as a place where I would be careful. I admit to having never used one as any photos I must print, I do so at home, but I see dozens of people using the kiosks all the time. Most people probably feel safe when surfing on a coffee shop's internet connection too. It just goes to show that you cannot be too careful when you expose yourself (or rather, your technology) to the public. But would one really want to live their whole life being paranoid of everything around them?