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Symantec discovers proof-of-concept virus that targets AMD processors.

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While it is just proof of concept code, Symantec has discovered that certain worms can be used to kill computers at a processor level. While the worms had to be coded for 32 or 64 bit versions of processors, Symantec thinks that the next step to creating a super virus would be to merge the 32 and 64 bit versions into a virus that targeted AMD and Intel processors. Once viruses get so deep into hardware, they cannot be stopped by kernel or operating system protection. There has not been an outbreak of such a virus since the 1998 CIH/Chernobyl virus that embedded itself into the motherboard BIOS.

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Shit... they can screw up our HARDWARE?!
 

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yup i read somewere that this one virus actually changed settings that made like mobo's go bad it might be this one but i actually think it had the word heart in it.
 
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That's scary man... STAY AWAY FROM WAREZ NOW!! :O!
 
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I would be sooo pissed off if someones virus nuked my computer.... i'm not worried about what i download... i'm worried about what my SISTER downloads :S

I should start selling processor insurance and make my millions :D
 
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:eek: I don't likey

I'll have to move the demented emu soul from my graphics card to my cpu, lets see any virus get past that aggitated bugger ;)
 
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Why do these A**wipes make viruses in the first place?
 

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Why do these A**wipes make viruses in the first place?
Its like why A**wipes make stupid WIN A FREE IPOD, they did it piss alot of people off by spaming there email or giving them pop-up's, or they do it becuase there where board and chouldnt think of anything else to do
 

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Hopefully the major anti-viruses figure out how to block this before it can manage to hit the hardware level.