Friday, April 6th 2007

Kaspersky Lab Discovers First iPod-Specific Virus

Kaspersky Labs announced Thursday that it had discovered the first iPod specific virus. When executed the virus searches the hard disk for any .elf files. After infection if a user attempts to run a .elf file the virus displays a message which says, "'You are infected with Oslo the first iPodLinux Virus."

Fortunately for most iPod users you actually have to put the virus on your iPod-and your iPod needs to have Linux installed on it. Kaspersky labs stresses that the virus is not malicious and only a proof of concept.Source: PC Magazine
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7 Comments on Kaspersky Lab Discovers First iPod-Specific Virus

#1
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
i never understood why "proof of concept" VIRUSES are RELEASED.
it just makes idiots look at it and make an actual virus.
once again, a new reason to never own an ipod.
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#2
kureng
what actually they wanted to tell us with "virus not malicious" and "proof of concept" ?? if it is not malicious, then just considered it not a virus...
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#3
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: kureng
what actually they wanted to tell us with "virus not malicious" and "proof of concept" ?? if it is not malicious, then just considered it not a virus...
right, but some jackass will take this and make it into an actual virus.
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Zubasa
by: Random Murderer
right, but some jackass will take this and make it into an actual virus.
So that Kaspersky can release AntiVirus for IPod and sell it.:respect:
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Proof of concept viruses are like saying, haha, nothing is safe from me. Its gloatware really.
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#6
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: WarEagleAU
Proof of concept viruses are like saying, haha, nothing is safe from me. Its gloatware really.
heh, gloatware.:pimp:
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kureng
by: Random Murderer
heh, gloatware.:pimp:
new terms thats kinda funny, add it on wiki... lol
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