Digital Photo Frames Infected with Virus

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Digital photo frames have soared in popularity and were a big hit over the holidays. But, like anything digital they run a risk of infection, and it turns out Best Buy was inadvertantly responsible for selling the virus-laden frames to a number of consumers, although exact numbers are not yet available.

The affected frames are apparently limited to the 10.4-inch version of Insignia frames, with a model number of Number NS-DPF10A.

"While this is an older virus which is easily identified and removed by current anti -virus software, we are taking this situation seriously," the statement on the Insignia Web site read. "This situation is not characteristic of Insignia products. We have launched an investigation and will take the actions necessary to help ensure that a situation like this is not repeated."

In 2007, about 5.6 million digital photo frames were sold, and that number is expected to reach nearly 10 million in 2008, according to research firm IDC.

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