InShortViral: The Director of Communications Foundation, Liz Upton revealed the content of the photo to an email from a “business agent” named Linda, who promised a “price system” for the suspicious executable file.
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Director of Communications Foundation, Liz Upton revealed the content of the photo to an email from a “business agent” named Linda, who promised a “price system” for the suspicious executable file.
However, the name of the company represented by Linda was not disclosed. “Incredible. This person seems to be very sincere to offer us money to install malicious software on your machines,” said Liz.
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Someone Tried to Offer Money to Raspberry Pi Foundation For Pre-Installing Malware
Certainly it is not the real name as in the image and the unexpected success of the Raspberry Pi has brought them into the spotlight. It would not be wrong to say that Linda’s approach was not exactly professional. However, the offer seems genuine, and it cast light on the dark world of malware distribution fee.
The prospect of an attacker installing the implants and persistent malware on consumer devices is a serious threat. Sometimes there are people who are willing to pay to distribute malware while sometimes the developer directly inserts the unauthorized code in their software. However, in most cases, the malware is served by a third party with the intention of compromising the end-customer devices.
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The Raspberry Pi Foundation declined the offer of Linda, and describes his business as “bad”. Well, the offer does not come as a surprise at all given that about 70 million of piracy torrent sites are raking serving malware free media applicants. So far, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has sold more than 5 million units of their affordable computer and the number is still rising.
Raspberry Pi Foundation, as many as 5 million user base, malware distributors sure this coveted, hoping to hide their malicious code in the market among the hottest product firmware.
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Cheap computer Raspberry Pi credit card-sized piece has been used in the Internet of Things, hackers can gain access to through its high-security environment in which it is run.
Because the current has not run on the security software networking equipment, if infected with malicious software, it will continue to run for many years – until you erase the firmware – which rarely happens in a production environment.
If the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Linux Foundation are not closely related, and in accordance with its principles of openness, allowing the community to build the software, we may have to worry about this.
On the Internet there are a lot of people say that the vast majority of Raspberry Pi is run under Linux, EXE file is useless. In fact, this is not critical. Send this message were obviously not professional. The real focus of this article is that malware distributors are constantly looking to inject their malicious software, new clients, and not discuss technical issues this message itself.