Canon issues firmware for EOS-1D and 5D cameras at risk of malware attack

Canon issues firmware for EOS-1D and 5D cameras at risk of malware attack
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In the wake of last month's report that 30 Canon cameras are at risk of malware attack, the manufacturer has issued firmware updates for two of its key product lines, encompassing the popular Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and 1D X Mark II.

These updates should protect users of current 1D and 5D systems from the security threat, which also potentially impacts every camera that uses the popular Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP). 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.