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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Infected Video iPods : Apple blames Windows

ipod virusApple has just announced on their site that a small number (less then 1%) of recently manufactured video iPods were shipped with a Windows-based virus called RavMonE.exe (W32/RJump.worm). The original source of infection was apparently traced to the plant where the iPods were made. The RavMonE virus isn't very dangerous by itself, but it can act as a trojan horse, exposing infected systems to more dangerous viruses that are rampaging over the Internet.

Here's a quote from their announcement:

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.

I don't think blaming windows for this is the right thing to do, they should be taking measures against their manufacturing plant instead. After all, they are the ones responsible for not having up to date AV running on their systems.

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