Monday, April 09, 2007

First IPOD virus

'Podloso' the first ever virus made for IPODs. This virus can be activated on to the ipods with Linux as an operating system. This means, to trigger this virus, user intervention is needed. Without user's input, this virus has no ability to execute itself as we see in todays Windows PC world.

Once 'Podloso' is launched, it infects all the .elf format files in the ipods' harddisk. Once infected, if one tries to execute those files, a plain message is displayed 'You are infected with Oslo the first iPodLinux'

Now, i think no system is safe from virus. Though, i'm not known about the atrocities of this little virus , but this is a red signal for all to become alarmed. The devastating virus may come up in following days which could be able to spread at it's own.

Did i mention, this virus has been detected by Kaspersky Lab.

2 comments:

Speed said...

So what next .......... anti virus for i-pods??????????

Navin said...

that has not come yet :).. lots of ipod users even don't know there is problem like this.. they must be heading towards repair center at the moment .. geezzz ;)

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