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03.19.12

Funnier Than Microsoft’s RDP Catastrophe: Cable With Anti-virus Protection

Posted in Microsoft, Security at 10:10 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The “virus” frenzy reaches new heights with “anti-virus protection to reduce virus noises”

WE HARDLY WRITE about XBox 360 anymore, primarily because it seems to be irrelevant these days. But this new report we just could not ignore because it gives a whole new meaning to “virus”:

Are noisy computer viruses interfering with your enjoyment of playing games on your Xbox 360?
If so then the Xbox 360 Elite HDMI 180o Swivel Cable from 3rd Earth it just what you need. The product’s marketing pitch claims that it’s a “100% Mylar double shield 1.3c grade cable with anti-virus protection to reduce virus noises and to obtain perfect image transmission”.

Hmm.

Computer viruses making a racket have appeared in the past, so perhaps 3rd Earth has uncovered an untapped market here. For example, an old AntiCad DOS virus played the Blue Danube through your PC speaker, not exactly the sort of soundtrack that should accompany zombie killing in Resident Evil.

As to more serious security news, Microsoft is dealing with a massive hole in RDP — a hole which is probably going to cost the economy dearly. It’s not to relevant to Linux though, except the role in plays in showing the importance of switching to Free (as in better) software.

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