Do you have a virus on your satnav?

Your Satnav is a Linux box, which is immune to Windows viruses. You’ll probably connect it to a PC. So you’ll probably be annoyed to find that there may be not one, but TWO viruses on TomTom’s GO 910

When Reuters reported that “a specialist tech web site” had uncovered viruses on TomTom satellite nav gear, they didn’t reveal where they got the information – a strange attitude for a news organisation which insists very strenuously on being credited for any of their own reports.

The web site is the blog of Davey Winder, at Daniweb, where he not only describes what the viruses are, but gives TomTom’s response in full.

Anti-virus supplier Sophos commented: “TomTom SatNav devices are Linux-based, and cannot be infected by the malware. However, Windows users who connect to the device via their USB port risk running the malicious code and infecting their desktop computers.”

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