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October 19, 2006 at 5:13 PM

Unofficial Microsoft response to iPod virus whine

I wondered how the folks in Redmond would respond to Apple’s “hardy” finger pointing over the virus found in some of the new video iPods.

Doug Mahugh pointed to a snarky comeback here.

PC World – of course – went even deeper. It ran a whole story today on the reaction. The meat of the story came from the blog of Jon Poon, who checks Microsoft products for viruses before they ship.

“The fact that it’s found on the portable player means that there’s an issue with how the quality checks, specifically the content check was done,” Poon wrote. “This also indicates that through the manufacturing cycle, the base device from which the image was duplicated to the other devices in the manufacturing run, was connected to a PC that most probably did not have , and i quote their press release, ‘up to date anti-virus software which is included with most Windows computers.’ ”

Comments | Topics: Apple, Microsoft, Security & privacy

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