Buying a laptop, every buyer countsthe fact that the new device is not only endowed with modern high-quality stuffing, but also meets all safety requirements, does not contain backdoors or vulnerabilities in the firmware that could lead to fatal consequences both for the gadget itself and for confidential user data. However, the 10-inch Samsung NC10-14GB (2008) netbook based on Windows XP is not one of them. The device, on board of which 6 of the most dangerous viruses in the world have been placed, now wants to buy for $ 1,200,749.
According to the current owner of the laptop,Chinese artist Guo O Dong (Guo O Dong), his work entitled “The Persistence of Chaos” (“Persistence of Chaos”), created jointly with the Cybersecurity company Deep Instinct, is not as dangerous for the future owner as you might think. But only as long as the technology does not have a connection to the global Internet network, the internal network, or the USB-carrier does not connect.
On board the old netbook posted: ILOVEYOU, MyDoom, SoBig, DarkTequila, BlackEnergy and WannaCry. All of them at one time were able to surprise a modern computerized society and bring multimillion-dollar, and sometimes billions, losses in dollars to companies and people.
Source: theverge.com, thepersistenceofchaos.com