Wednesday, October 18, 2006

5.5G iPods with Windows virus

Apparently, is not only McDonald's and Coca-Cola that have shipped mp3 players with unwanted software.

Apple has announced that less than one percent of their 5.5G iPod shipments made after September 12th have a little present in the form of the RavMonE.exe virus, which propagates via mass storage devices, and purportedly had infected a PC at the manufacturer where the iPods were produced. RavMonE.exe, which "technically is worm, not a virus", only affects Windows-running computers, lowering the security of the PC but not actuallly messing with your data itself.

Apple is working really hard to weaken Microsoft, but this time, they have been a little too far :-)

From: Engadget

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