Some iPods Come With a Virus

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by drz01, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. drz01

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    Re: Some iPod comes With a Virus.

    Edited title. It is iPod not I-Pod.
     
  3. muzikool

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    Re: Some iPod comes With a Virus.

    More info...
     
  4. Geffy

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    Friend of mine got a dell recently that was infected with Win32.XP.Pro.SP2

    *runs*
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    Goodpost Geffy! :p
     
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  8. madmatt

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    I've been following this story. Can someone explain to me how Apple can blame Microsoft for its device shipping from its facility with a virus? Seems rather odd to me.

    Then again, didn't Sony blame Dell for the battery episode?
     
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    It's the usual jab at MS's security by Apple. It's nothing new, and therefore not to be take seriously, but as a joke. ;)
     
  10. muzikool

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    I think the iPods were actually connected to PCs before leaving for distribution. I'm not sure if part of the testing process is performed on PCs, or what, but whatever the case those iPods got the virus from PCs, or a single PC there that was infected.
     
  11. madmatt

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    Still, if those computers were under the control of Apple then it is their responsibility to secure them. That virus didn't ship with Windows (hold the jokes), it got there thanks to an Apple employee.
     
  12. muzikool

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    I agree completely. Then again, every time I've had a virus/trojan (just a few times!) I'd partly blame Microsoft for not making it more difficult to get infected by one. This was long before I even cared to look at an Apple computer, too.

    I think Apple is doing the same thing, but publically.
     
  13. madmatt

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    Just curious, that's all.
     
  14. muzikool

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    It is quite a strange scenario. Fortunately it's just about 1% of that iPod line, and it doesn't mean much to somebody purchasing one who doesn't own a PC.