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    Big W acts on photo kiosk viruses

    http://www.zdnet.com.au/big-w-acts-o...ment-320542461

    Woolworths has confirmed that a "small number" of self-serve photo kiosks in its Big W stores have been exposed to malware.

    "In a small number of cases we have detected isolated viruses which have been introduced to the machines through a customer's USB device," Woolworths said in a statement to ZDNet Australia.

    Security publication Risky.biz reported that a customer's USB key had been infected, attributing the infection to Big W's photo kiosks. ZDNet Australia contacted the customer, Queensland IT professional Morgan Storey, who confirmed that his USB key was infected after his wife visited Big W's Mount Gravatt store last Monday to print photographs using one of the photo kiosks.

    Storey said that he received the USB key back from his wife last Tuesday, only to discover it had been infected with a virus.

    Nationally, Big W has 1800 photo kiosks, parent company Woolworths said in a statement. It said that there was a "very low risk" of viruses spreading via its photo kiosks, but it was now "working closely" with its partner, Fujifilm, to test and roll out appropriate antivirus software.
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    Thinking about it... the safest is to burn your images onto a CDROM and use that at a kiosk - anywhere.

    If you use read/write media (SD card, CF card, USB stick) you don't know what might happen.

    Alternatively use an online print service

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    You can access the Big W ones online, I think, and nominate which store you will collect them from.
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