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v1cious



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 5:10 pm Reply with quote
Based on that video, I thought it was an STD.
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Kruszer
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 5:13 pm Reply with quote
Crisis! Now the heck will overweight otaku be able to "exercise" on the go? Rolling Eyes

It's disturbing (but not really surprising) to note cell phones can now get viruses though. Although, mine's probably way too primitive to be affected by any of them.
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Rukiia



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 5:17 pm Reply with quote
I lol'ed at the video. Laughing

It is rather scary that phones can get viruses, but I guess that is what happens when you pirate stuff.
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RoverTX



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 5:42 pm Reply with quote
That video can't really be official can it can it!?
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DuelLadyS



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 8:09 pm Reply with quote
You know, I wonder how such a virus would affect me if I picked it up... I keep my data functions turned off most of the time to save battery. I wonder if that would mess with how it worked?
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:01 pm Reply with quote
That's why there are antivirus for phones now too, especially in an open marketplace. Laughing
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Dorcas_Aurelia
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 9:04 pm Reply with quote
That's what you get for pirating ecchi on your phone, suckers.
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tuxedocat
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 10:13 pm Reply with quote
Go pirates! Go!

lol. This is hilarious! Laughing
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 10:40 pm Reply with quote
Dorcas_Aurelia wrote:
That's what you get for pirating ecchi on your phone, suckers.


Somebody should fansub this. Laughing
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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 12:04 am Reply with quote
That is why you should always use protection...When downloading anything from the internet.

But I guess it's really true, Droid does what others don't. That now apparently includes the chance of getting viruses on your phone.
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RoverTX



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 2:05 am Reply with quote
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:
That is why you should always use protection...When downloading anything from the internet.

But I guess it's really true, Droid does what others don't. That now apparently includes the chance of getting viruses on your phone.


Hacked iPhone have also been hit with this kind of stuff for a long time now. Its really not uncommon when pirating phone apps and I am surprised this hasn't hit Japan until now all things considered.
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CareyGrant



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 12:16 pm Reply with quote
1) Death to (Cr/H)ackers! Obviously these people weren't beat up enough in high school, so it's time to finish the job... in a federal (or 3rd world) Pound-You-in-the-Azz prison. I have no pity or mercy for cyber criminals.

That said...

2) I'm surprised legitimate businesses aren't (if they don't already) commissioning said cyber criminals to flood the pirate market with infected material to deter pirating and bootlegging by "bricking" infected electronics.

If you can't appeal to ethics or their sense of decency, then how about making them think twice before they torrent, least they get the digital equivalent of Herpes, Hepatitis or AIDS on their electronics.
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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 11:30 pm Reply with quote
RoverTX wrote:
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:
That is why you should always use protection...When downloading anything from the internet.

But I guess it's really true, Droid does what others don't. That now apparently includes the chance of getting viruses on your phone.


Hacked iPhone have also been hit with this kind of stuff for a long time now. Its really not uncommon when pirating phone apps and I am surprised this hasn't hit Japan until now all things considered.


Seriously? I mean I have heard of people getting hit by viruses on smart phones before, but I figured the iPhone was slightly different than the other smart phones in the respect that it has a closed circuit internet program.
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Anymouse



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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:50 am Reply with quote
I think he May be referring to Jailbroken iPhones.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 10:58 am Reply with quote
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:
it has a closed circuit internet program.

That's cute. There's no such thing. Anything that is connected to the internet has the capability of having a virus. The only reason that viruses are not more prevalent in Mac OS X is that there isn't all that much gain for the hackers. Businesses overwhelmingly use UNIX/Linux/Windows servers and that's where the real gain for hackers is. Apple has I believe a 10% or less share in the personal computing market, so again, there's not much priority there.

However, in smart-phones, I'm pretty sure Apple has a much larger percentage of the market, so they'll be pretty susceptible to viral attacks.
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