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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:48 pm    Post subject: Ipod Viruses Reply with quote

Apple iPods Bitten By Windows Virus
By Stephen Summer
Epoch Times New York Staff

http://www.theepochtimes.com/news/6-10-18/47153.html

In a strange twist, an Apple product can now load a virus on a Windows PC.

On Wednesday, Apple Computer warned that some video iPods sold after 12 September carry the RavMonE virus that affects Windows computers.

Apple said that less than 1% of the video iPods sold had this problem, and that most updated anti-virus programs would catch the virus.

This problem only affects Windows users using the iPod with their Windows computers.

The RavMonE virus is a member of the RJump family of viruses that opens a backdoor on an infected PC and uses it to transmit information on the Internet.

The Apple announcement also took a mild swipe at Windows security issues, advising Windows users to install anti-virus programs for safety.

Not the First Problem
Apple is not the first company to have unintentionally loaded malware on its products. Last week, Mcdonalds Japan was forced to recall MP3 players that were given away as prizes after it was discovered that the MP3 players had malware installed on them.

The players, which were part of a promotion campaign, contained a copy of the QQPass spyware program that logged keystrokes and sent collected data back to hackers.

The spyware on the Mcdonalds players are suspected to have originated in a machine used to download data onto the flash memory on the MP3 players.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Microsoft blames Apple's "quality checks" for iPod virus
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Ah, how we love mindless bickering between two mega corporations. In Apple's case, its beloved iPod seems to be a globe-sized target for attacks (and lawsuits), and just a day after the company laid blame to Windows for "not being hardy enough against viruses" found on recently shipped 5.5G 'Pods, Microsoft is firing back with its own harsh criticisms. James Abrams, Microsoft's former head of quality control, pronounced that "Apple didn't know what they were shipping," and suggested that fault should be redirected to Apple's lackluster "quality and content checks." Abrams even stated that McDonald's handling of its own virus-infected DAP problem was far superior to "a lesser company's blame game." Johnathan Poon, Microsoft's current quality assurance guru, finished off the tongue-lashings by prompting Steve Jobs to "contact Poon if he needed someone to advise on how to improve quality checks." Regardless of which party is truly culpable, it looks like we've got ourselves another full-fledged Mac vs PC battle royale on our hands here, and we're certainly not stepping in to break this one up.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I hate to do a post dig, but this is a new development - doesn't get much better than this...

http://www.engadget.com/2006/12/20/walmarts-zunes-now-with-more-porn/

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jbstingray wrote:
Well, I hate to do a post dig, but this is a new development - doesn't get much better than this...

http://www.engadget.com/2006/12/20/walmarts-zunes-now-with-more-porn/

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That's fantastic! Go Wal-Mart! So who's to blame for that?

1. Wal-Mart for selling a returned item?
2. Microsoft for selling to Wal-Mart?
3. Or the parent who didn't check the product she was giving to her child?

I know the parents are NEVER to blame, although I almost always think they should be!

If anyone can prove me wrong so be it. I doubt you'll find any child tragedy in the past 20 years that the parents were not to blame. It's a shame how nowadays we blame everything but ourselves for our problems, music, cartoons, books, etc. It's ridiculous.

I'll end my rant, but it makes me sick that the parent, no doubt, puts ALL the blame on Wal-Mart and never even thinks to herself, mmmm... maybe I should have checked it out myself before giving it to my 12 yr. old daughter. Remember the box was opened and was missing the charger, that should have been a hint.

o.k. now I'm done.

NOTE: I am a parent myself.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:
I know the parents are NEVER to blame, although I almost always think they should be!

If anyone can prove me wrong so be it. I doubt you'll find any child tragedy in the past 20 years that the parents were not to blame. It's a shame how nowadays we blame everything but ourselves for our problems, music, cartoons, books, etc. It's ridiculous.
I 100% completely agree with that. So much so, I say that all the damn time. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: yup Reply with quote

I take any blame that is rightfully mine. I hate it when people also do it right in front of you then say they didn't do it. And when people don't check their products.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:21 am    Post subject: Kaspersky Reply with quote

Hi guys!
I use Kaspersky to fight against computer viruses. What do you use? You should try this one too, it's very good, very efficient. You can find it here, if you want it: http://www.trustdownload.com/Antivirus-and-Spyware-Cleaners/Antivirus/Kaspersky-Internet-Security-7.0.html
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