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I was sent this story by a couple of people here and wasn’t going to bother to say much, until I saw this:

We recently discovered that a small number – less than 1% – of the Video iPods available for purchase after September 12, 2006, left our contract manufacturer carrying the Windows RavMonE.exe virus. This known virus affects only Windows computers, and up to date anti-virus software which is included with most Windows computers should detect and remove it. So far we have seen less than 25 reports concerning this problem. The iPod nano, iPod shuffle and Mac OS X are not affected, and all Video iPods now shipping are virus free. As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy against such viruses, and even more upset with ourselves for not catching it.

Careful Apple… remember that whole “stones, glass houses thing”.  

And as the folks at F-Secure said this morning “Whom do you think the people that bought those iPods will be more upset with?” 

Sunbelt writeup here on the Ravmone.exe trojan.

Alex Eckelberry