McDonalds releases 10,000 infected mp3 players

By Justin Mann on
McDonalds is probably the last place on earth I'd consider buying an mp3 player through. However, just about no one is going to turn down a free mp3 as part of a contest. Together with Coke, the fast food giant had a contest that resulted in 10,000 mp3 players being shipped to people around the world. There was a catch, though, and it was a catch that not even Coke or McDonalds expected. Each of the 10,000 units was infected with a trojan. Loaded with QQPass, a password-stealing beast, apparently all it may take is plugging it into a machine to become compromised. The article is very light on information, and from the looks of it, this may have been a regional contest for Asia or perhaps Japan. I'd definitely like to hear more. How, exactly, does a brand new product pass QA with a virus attached?

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