Saturday, April 07, 2007



Researchers at anti-virus company Kapersky Lab (http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=207575511) have developed a poof-of-concept virus that infects iPods... sort of (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20070406/tc_nf/51285).

First, the virus only affects players running Linux. To me, that makes this a Linux virus since it is specific to that non-native OS. If I ran that version of Linux on another device, it would be just as vulnerable, right?

Also, this so-called virus doesn't spread. It must be manually loaded on an iPod. It doesn't infect its host computer when connected. Isn't infection a definitional requirement of a virus?



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You call that a virus?


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