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News Seagate gives out free virus with HDD purchase

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 15 Nov 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Hells_Bliss

    Hells_Bliss New Member

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    almost as bad as the iPod's shipping with a windows virus :p
     
  3. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Have they said how this happend?
     
  4. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    *waits for the announcement of the sacking of a World of Warcraft crazed Maxtor employee*
     
  5. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    LOL. Call me George Carlin, but I find nothing but humor every time something like this happens. I mean, it sucks for those who purchased, but still. :hehe:
     
  6. metarinka

    metarinka New Member

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    how could you have a virus on a HDD, don't you have to format and partition it before it's even usable?
     
  7. bubsterboo

    bubsterboo New Member

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    Most external hdds come pre-formated. So you just have to plug it in and it works.
     
  8. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    do you mean "trial"?
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    ouch for those who purchased it.. double ouch if you're playing WoW
     
  9. thecrownles

    thecrownles What's a Relix?

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    I'd be interested in seeing how this happened.
     
  10. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    yeah.
     
  11. Pokekevin

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    Wow how did a virus get on the hard drive....sucks for people playing wow
     
  12. identikit

    identikit Active Member

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    Probably very easily. I mean it's probably so simple to add a line of code to the software that formats and checks the drive for errors. A 'smart' employee could even hide a virus on the unused sectors of a drive. So when S.M.A.R.T releases these sectors to replace unhealthy ones the virus can spread after laying undetected for years.
     
  13. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    well seeing how maxtor is garbage drives anyways I dont bother with them >_<
     
  14. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    another blow forthe crap drives that are maxtor
     
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