Sunday, October 15, 2006

Poison Apple

According to a hastily posted notice on Apple’s technical support site, 1% of Video iPods shipped after September 12 had an extra little something on their hard drives. Meet the virus with the catchy name of “RavMonE.exe” that spreads via removable media (watch those Flash drives kiddies).

Apple says: “As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy against such viruses, and even more upset with ourselves for not catching it… So far we have seen less than 25 reports concerning this problem…. and all Video iPods now shipping are virus free.”

Ironicly, Mac users can breathe easy as “RavMonE.exe” only affects computers running Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

Now, I'm not a rumour monger or conspiracy theorist, but if I was some bloke working for a big multi-national and I really wanted to have some shits and giggles with some firm who had ripped off a load of ideas that we'd already stolen off someone else then this would
so be the way to go about it.

I love my iPod, but I'm buying a Zen next time.

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