Cisco warranty CDs take users to malware site

Cisco has issued a warning about information packet and warranty CDs shipped to its own customers between December 2010 and August 2011, saying that they contain a reference to a third-party website known to be a malware repository.

Once the CD is opened with a web browser, or if the OS configured to automatically open the inserted media, the user is automatically taken to the site in question.

Luckily, this third-party site is currently inactive as a malware repository, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t be start serving malware in the future.

In order to prevent future trouble, Cisco advises users to discard the affected CDs and to visit the Cisco worldwide website if they need to access the latest content of each CD or to download ISO images of a CD in order to create one.

To see which CDs are affected and to get the URLs to the wanted contend, go here.




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