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> first pocket pc virus., A taste of things to come.
zbones
post Jul 21 2004, 01:20 AM
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I guess it was bound to happen.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3906823.stm

It's a shame that it's only a proof of concept and ask permission to install itself.

Still, the majority of ppc users would probably still install it biggrin.gif
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markw
post Jul 21 2004, 01:40 PM
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There is no real way for the virus to do anything because people never, ever share already installed *.exe files. at least no person in there right mind would do it. Viruses will probably never be big for pocket PCs for two reasons. The first one is that they are not constantly connect to each other and the Internet like desktop PCs. The second reason is that the only thing a virus could do would be destroy information stored in the ram, If a virus deleted or corrupted that info, you could just hard-reset your device and, sync to get all the data back.
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post Jul 23 2004, 07:10 AM
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This is utter nonsense. A "hacker" group creates the "world's first" virus for BOTH PDA's and cellphones? Then they (conveniently) send it to an antivirus software maker? Yeah, right.

I try not to be conspiracy-minded, but it's obvious to me that these viruses are being created solely to drum up sales for the antivirus software sector. Add to the fact that these are the most half-assed viruses ever, it's a particularly large and smelly red herring.

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post Jul 23 2004, 10:57 AM
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at least no person in there right mind would do it.

Remember, you are talking about people that use Micro$loth products wink.gif . This is an indication that they are not in their right minds already dry.gif .

Agree that it seems kinda strange ph34r.gif that the virus was sent directly to antivirus companies. I don't remember that ever occurring previously.

Just my $0.02 worth
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