Thursday, October 26, 2006

Opps...iPods Sent With Windows Virus

Seems video iPods were shipped from China (available for purchase after September 12, 2006) carrying the Windows RavMonE.exe virus. A manufacturing mishap had a quick response from Apple on their website slapping Microsoft on the hand. "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."

CNet News reported Apple stating less than "fewer than 25 reports of the problem" have shown up. The virus only affects Windows machines and does not damage Macs or the iPod itself.

Apple aplogized and stressed that everyone should have anti-virus protection software program on their machines and it should be updated!

Apple had just introduced the new generation iPod Nano in September. Bono (from U2) and Oprah releasing the Red Nano with $10 going towards the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. Promotion of the video iPod with Apple working hard to secure rights to download TV shows and Movies....the news of this virus was not the kind of press Apple would be looking for.

With the Christmas season upon us and new iPods on Santas Wish sure to include an anti-virus software program on that list as well......or at least be sure the elves have your present one updated!

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