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    Attention Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    There is a heck of a lot of sellers on ebay at the minute selling FAKE memory cards, these have been re-flashed in the factory to make it look like they have more space than they actually have!!! be warned, these can fook up very easily if you try to put more data on than its actually meant to have. If you have not backed up your data this will mean you will lose it forever. I have proof attached to these posts.
    if you look on ebay the sellers are trying to get around it by saying this at the bottom of their listings (this is taken from an actual ebay listing today!!)
    PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THE LISTING BEFORE YOU BUY

    THEY ARE IN SEALED PACKAGES SO WE CANNOT CHECK THEM
    after selling over 100 of these I have found they have fault rate of 1 in 50
    if you are unlucky enough to get one of these do no worry
    We replace or refund any faulty cards once they are returned

    THESE ARE UPGRADED MEMORY CARDS

    STORAGE SPACE WILL VARY IN EACH CARD AND CAN BE UPTO 128GB OR LESS

    IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE ABOVE PLEASE DO NOT BUY

    IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE LISTING PLEASE DO NOT BUY

    Don't risk losing your data or being RIPPED OFF by these assholes, its all over ebay, some are even saying that their so called 128gb cards might be anything from 8gb up to 126gb. shocking really.
    I bought one to prove my point, a 64gb usb stick, when I stripped it down this is what I found: you can see that the memory when the case is taken off that it says 8gb, I tried to put around 32 gb of files onto this stick and it would not allow me to do it and it crashed. here is the stick showing the 64gb on the front, something needs to be done
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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    Dodgy memory stick on ebay? . .. well I never . . .

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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    What would be worrying is if they also contained key logger software or some form of Trojan virus.

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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    not just ebay, i bought a 32gb of ebuyer when 1st came out, it was a scandisk, turned out it was fake, got full refund from ebuyer & thay pulled them from the site at that time.

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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    The main reason ive brought this up is that a guy in Manchester has said that the UK market is about to be flooded with these fakes. millions are being sold on the black market so make sure what you are buying is real
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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    I also heard you can get porn on the internet, can anyone confirm?
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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by GTI View Post
    What would be worrying is if they also contained key logger software or some form of Trojan virus.
    You'd have to run some form of exe file for that to happen.
    I'm not saying it's not possible, but it would require user intervention to run said file.
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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    @Pegasus actually you can currently use tools which have just released to hack into any device that uses usb, this means it can run unsigned code, run commands and it can be used to run exe's
    im just trying to find the bbc article on this now

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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by PC WORLD
    In a gambit aimed at driving manufacturers to beef up protections for USB flash drive firmware, two security researchers have released a collection of tools that can be used to turn those drives into silent malware installers.
    quote from the pcworld article, note the bit about silent installation....
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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    Rap posted about this with a video also at some hack1ng conference.

    I purchased a fake years ago on ebay. kicked up a storm and got a full refund. formatted the drive with the hp tools program got the drive back but not as stated

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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    @ Det

    Nothing amazes me any more mate, although I was thinking more along the lines of a simple .inf file and the end user blindly clicking yes (like we all do from time to time).
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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    when did we last sit and read the actual t&c's of all the software on our systems? I bet most do not even bother
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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    If we read the T&C's it would take about 3 months to install most software packages !!!!!

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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    you all know when you read all the T&C's its a pact with the DEVIL

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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    sadly Det this has been going on for years, had loads of people bring me their 32GB/64GB memory card only to find out that the internal memory is anywhere from 1-4GB
    once the end of the card is reached it either starts to corrupt the data at random parts of the memory or just plain crashes and you lose everything
    not good and had a fair amount of students crying over the years at work too when they have bought something similar and lost all their work over the weekend

    best advice: dont buy memory sticks on ebay!
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    Default Re: Warning about memory sticks on ebay inluding micro sd cards sold on ebay

    Quote Originally Posted by Pegasus View Post
    You'd have to run some form of exe file for that to happen.
    I'm not saying it's not possible, but it would require user intervention to run said file.
    A lot of branded sticks contain their own propriety software for backups, encryption etc.. this could the trojan exe file that the user clicks.

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