Ina Fried who writes for news.com decided to buy a re-certified iPod via buy.com to save a few bucks. But when he plugged it into his Mac, he got a nasty surprise. Namely the
Maybe it’s an isolated incident for them, but Apple had a bunch of brand new iPods ship with a virus on them back in 2006. Also, Best Buy had a bunch of picture frames ship with a virus recently as well. The fact is, anything that has some form of storage on it can have “unwanted passengers” hop on for a ride into your computer. The best thing that you can do is to make sure that you have up to date anti-virus protection (I recommend AVG Free for PC users. Mac users can try ClamXav) on your computer so that if you happen to be unlucky enough to have a product with a virus on it, you can at least stop it from doing any damage.