TomTom to Get Bit by Microsoft Again

I read this morning that Microsoft is going to sue the GPS maker TomTom for patent infringement. You might recall that TomTom sold a GPS with malware already installed on it. It wouldn’t have been much of a problem if it wasn’t for Microsoft technology. It is Microsoft’s security nightmare called “autorun” that made having the Trojan on the TomTom really dangerous. All a user had to do was plug the TomTom into their windows computer and MS took care of the auto-infect routine. You would think that TomTom would have become a little bit shy about Microsoft Technologies!!!

No, I don’t think that MS is suing because of autorun technology. You can find the story at if you want to read more about it.

Randy Abrams
Director of Technical Education

Author ESET Research, ESET

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