HELP! There’s a Virus in My Photo Frame!

Digital Photo Frame with Virus Cartoon

A nasty form of computer virus called Mocmex is infecting digital photo frames. It’s a Trojan said to be from China and it purportedly collects passwords for online games. But experts say this malware appears to be designed for bigger attacks.

It is also persistent; Mocmex recognizes and blocks antivirus protection from more than 100 security vendors, as well as the security and firewall built into Microsoft Windows, according to Computer Associates who analyzed the new virus.

The infected frames came from people who had bought them over the holidays from Sam’s Club, Best Buy, Target and Costco. The new Trojan has also been reported in Singapore and Russia.

There’s a lot more info that you’d want and need to know about this Mocmex and other viruses at the link below. Know what to do if you get one.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.