Best Buy Admits It Sold Infected Frames
Best Buy admitted Wednesday that it sold a “limited number” of digital picture frames capable of embedding malicious code on Windows PCs, IDG News Service reported. The retail giant pulled the product, but has not initiated a recall.
The frames, sold under the company’s in-house Insignia brand, were all 10.4 inches and retailed for $230. The products were infected, the company said, during the manufacturing process; only Windows PCs that were attached to the frames via a USB cable are affected.
“Once a solution has been tested and confirmed, a letter will be sent to customers who purchased the product,” Best Buy said in a company statement, adding that Geek Squad staffers are being instructed in how to deal with the problem.