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Someone was able to put some ransomware in a DSLR Camera, exploiting the PTP protocol implementation.

research.checkpoint.com/say-ch

@dethos Whoa! So would replacing the firmware solve and infected camera?

@dick_turpin you would still lose your existing data/photos, that are stored there, since they would still be encrypted. no?

@dethos I suspect the SD card would be encrypted. Just wondered, if you flashed the firmware if that would unlock the camera?

@dick_turpin In theory yes. Like you can always clean a computer with ransomware, you just need to be aware that your data will be gone (if you have backups, it shouldn't be a problem). 🤔

@dethos Nobody should save anything of value on their local drive. You're just asking for trouble.

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