AutoRun


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AutoRun

A feature in personal computers that runs a program on a CD/DVD or USB drive. AutoRun is considered a security risk because a virus could be unleashed when the medium is inserted, which is why it is no longer the default in Windows. The Mac AutoStart equivalent was also dropped in Mac OS X.

AutoPlay
AutoPlay is the Windows dialog box that appears when an external medium is inserted, offering the user options to play, run or view the content. The terms AutoRun, AutoPlay and autostart are used synonymously; however, autostart may have other meanings. See autostart routine and AUTORUN.INF.
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The report said that hackers are using various malware like Botnet, Ramnit and Autorun to hack into devices to steal data, banking credentials, cookies etc.
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Your friend would simply pop in the disc, and the autorun installer for each game included an option to install a "spawned" version of the game.
The introduction of the first commercial version of Windows XP in 2001 and the massive uptake of removable storage devices marked the beginning of the era of worms that spread through those media by exploiting a Windows XP design vulnerability called Autorun, the report explained.
The DataGuardian also protects users from autorun malware attacks, the most common form of malware attack affecting flash drives today.
The fact that it is targeted in the Middle East and that it uses a specific autorun vulnerability are "apparently enough to justify making links between Flame and Stuxnet," Ferguson said.
That said, even authorised storage devices can be risky as cases of USB memory devices, containing an autorun malware, infecting networks have shown.
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Other malware detected included fake AV, autorun and Trojans that steal
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