Jackasses of the Week: Kaspersky Lab

Published and publicized a supposed “iPod virus” proof-of-concept, which (a) only affects iPods which are running Linux, and (b) which the user must manually install onto the iPod. As Joris Evers says:

That’s an interesting way of calling something an iPod virus, similar to calling something a virus for Mac OS X if it only works when also running Windows on the Apple hardware.

Kaspersky’s “iPod virus” is even more convoluted than that, though, given that running Windows on Apple hardware is actually supported.

Friday, 6 April 2007