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Windows 7: Dell ships motherboard with malicious code

21 Jul 2010   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 
Dell ships motherboard with malicious code

Dell has confirmed that some of its PowerEdge server motherboards were shipped to customers with malware code on the embedded server management firmware. The infected motherboard was found on replacement Dell PowerEdge R410 rack servers



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UPDATE: After the publication of this story, Dell emailed the following statement from Forrest Norrod, vice president and general manager of server platforms.:
Dell is aware of the issue and is contacting affected customers. The issue affects a limited number of replacement motherboards in four servers - PowerEdge R310, PowerEdge R410, PowerEdge R510 and PowerEdge T410 – and only potentially manifests itself when a customer has a specific configuration and is not running current anti-virus software. This issue does not affect systems as shipped from our factory and is limited to replacement parts only. Dell has removed all impacted motherboards from its service supply chain and new shipping replacement stock does not contain the malware. Customers can find more information on Dell’s community forum.



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21 Jul 2010   #2
mhasanbulli

Windows 7 (32-Bits)
 
 

What is wrong with Dell? Exploding batteries, motherboards with malicious code and many more... I just do not get it.
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21 Jul 2010   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Dell is Hell.
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21 Jul 2010   #4
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

How does this happen?

Was this refurb?
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21 Jul 2010   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Wasn't it Sony that shipped a rootkit on some music CDs?
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21 Jul 2010   #6
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Dell is Hell.
accually bell is hell.... but i guess dell is a close second
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21 Jul 2010   #7
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Wasn't it Sony that shipped a rootkit on some music CDs?
HAHA yeah I remember that. I think that was back in 2005 or so. Wasn't that on purpose, though?

Edit: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columni...-rootkit_x.htm
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21 Jul 2010   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Remember just how many boxes Dell ships out. it's a ton...so there will be problems from time to time. Better to acknowledge it then pretend it doesn't exist. I work with quite a number of Dell servers these days and I have really changed my tune about them. I was 100% compaq proliant rack mounts in the past....but these new Dell in the R710 and R810 chassis's have been fantastic.
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21 Jul 2010   #9
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
How does this happen?

Was this refurb?
Maybe an employee knew he was getting canned and wanted to get back at the company.

Bill
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21 Jul 2010   #10
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
How does this happen?

Was this refurb?
Maybe an employee knew he was getting canned and wanted to get back at the company.

Bill
Could be. There have been several cases of such happening.

Btw, Bill, do you know the image in your sig is not displaying as an image, but just a link?
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