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Wednesday April 30, 2008

An iPod Arrives, With A Virus

A word of caution for those of you thinking about buying recertified iPods. Some companies use a third party company to recertify the devices instead of Apple. This has lead to incidents like this where the owner finds a nasty virus on the “recertified” iPod.

The iPod came in just a couple of days--but as soon as I unwrapped it and connected it to my Mac at home I got an ominous alert from my usually quiet antivirus software. The iPod, it informed me, contained some virus known as AdobeR.exe.

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