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Subject: Re: Version 2.3

Re: Version 2.3

From: Mike Holden <>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 09:40:27 +0100 (BST)

Jos Laake said:
> And on the
> darker side, could this open the door to some Rockbox
> cracker making a "virus" plugin that does some cool
> little game but secretly lies waiting for the trigger
> to go off and then trashes 15GB of your favourite
> music from the hard drive?

I'm sure they could do that now, as people are trusting. I have uploaded
ajbrec.ajz files in the past for people to try out, and people have
downloaded them and run them, no questions asked. Any of them could have
contained malicious code (but didn't, of course!)

The effects of a virus on Rockbox would be limited to trashing data on the
unit, and personally I make a personal point of not having anything on
Rockbox that I can't afford to lose, or already have a copy of elsewhere.
This is due to the fact that a simple "butterfingers" incident could
easily wipe out the entire HD.
Mike Holden
Received on 2003-04-21

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