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Kaspersky Lab Discovers First iPod-Specific Virus

Discussion in 'News' started by Polaris573, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Polaris573

    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    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
  2. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    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.
  3. kureng

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    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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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    right, but some jackass will take this and make it into an actual virus.
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    So that Kaspersky can release AntiVirus for IPod and sell it.:respect:
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    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

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    Proof of concept viruses are like saying, haha, nothing is safe from me. Its gloatware really.
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    heh, gloatware.:pimp:
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    new terms thats kinda funny, add it on wiki... lol

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