Things like USB sticks become carriers of viruses because companies like Microsoft are stupid enough to build-in the ability for the PC to automatically execute an application from or script from the stick by doing nothing more than plugging the stick into a USB port. No such capability exists for an Arduino. There is no software resident on a PC that will know or care that an Arduino is connected unless the user installs that software.Regards,Ray L.
Who told you about my centrifuge programme?
6. Arduino board detects computer and, using an exploit, bypasses any security mechanisms and somehow manages to upload the exe file to the computer (now that's a role reversal!).
Use Linux, not Windows.It amazes me that a company with the brain power of Microsoft has not dealt with viruses the same way that nature does - by having a few different versions of Windows so that there is not a single common platform on which viruses can feed. After all that is one of the reasons why in-breeding is a bad idea....R
Is it possible that some form of Arduino malware could be developed?