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[GIZ] Plug'n'play Mac virus

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http://gizmodo.com/363490/plug+n+pla...fall-to-pieces

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Behold, a video of the Newton Virus. Back in 2005, Troika, the British-based art collective that was behind the Heathrow Terminal 5 sculpture that some of you recently described as a "disco turd," created a virus for Macs, called Newton. It came on a little USB key that looked like a cross between a malevolent Apple and Pac Man and was aimed at, well, people like you or I, who spend far too much time fiddling around on their computers. The video, made this year, is part of the Design and the Elastic Mind show currently running at MoMA in NY. [Troika and Dezeen]
follow the link and check out the video
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post #2 of 12
nice find but that seems a little pointless.
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post #3 of 12
You realize thats not real right?
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i assumed it was a joke of some sort, but the video is still cool
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post #5 of 12
It could be real, theres a motion sensor in MacBooks and MacBook Pro's, so all that is needed is an application that causes that (not a virus).
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post #6 of 12
... No... Thats not real, and not news..
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post #7 of 12
You call it a plug-and-play virus...
Technically it's a virus but it's gives those die-for-windows fanboys some hope for a second that they have something over Macs other than games and Excel lol...and that's not me.
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by swatsor View Post
You call it a plug-and-play virus...
Technically it's a virus but it's gives those die-for-windows fanboys some hope for a second that they have something over Macs other than games and Excel lol...and that's not me.
but its not real..
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post #9 of 12
That's way cool. Where can I download it?
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post #10 of 12
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but its not real..
Are you sure it is not real? I have an accelerometer in my ThinkPad to protect the hard drive in case of a sudden motion. MacBooks and MacBook Pros both also have this feature, so using that would work. It's not impossible, or even very difficult. What makes you so sure it is fake?
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