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XBL Virus Warning!!

Discussion in 'Gaming Discussion' started by Nodz86, Aug 16, 2007.

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  1. Nodz86 ____________

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    Right thought I'd tell everyone as I have received a mesage of a few people on my friends list. Do not accept a FR of a J_Newton as it is a virus that mucks up your live account.

    I'm not sure how true this is because from what I remember you can not get virus's with an Xbox, but with all things that might have changed.
     
  2. FA430RGT

    FA430RGT Hoods and Alley-ways..

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    Well I'm not one to accept random request but thanks for the heads up..
     
  3. Who

    Who It's not a tumor.

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    something smells like chainmail to me, just like those things that say microsoft is going to start charging for MSN messenger...

    edit: has it occured to anyone that you cant get underscores in gamertags?

    pffft!
     
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  4. Pherelas

    Pherelas I'm Going Slightly mad

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    Yer got the message a few times and just deletaed it, you can't spead a virus though a friend request surely. I don't know hoe it works pbviously but I would have thought all data thats stored on your 360 when you save a friend would be made by microsoft just saying the gamertag and all that. I wouldn't think any data came from the other person.
     
  5. Nipper

    Nipper \/ The REAL TDUCk \/

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    I tried sending that guy a FR myself and it said that the GT don't exist, so no real threat then....
     
  6. NinjaSix

    NinjaSix Foolish Earthling

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    If someone was able to reverse-engineer the friend request protocol, identify a weakness in the XBox operating system (say, a buffer overflow issue) and craft a nasty friend request that contains executable code, it's entirely possible to create such a virus.

    However, I suspect the OS code is reasonalby safely locked away. I think the effort involved would make the prospect very unlikely.

    It's more likely to be a hoax/chain-email.
     
  7. Who

    Who It's not a tumor.

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    YOU
    CAN
    NOT
    HAVE
    UNDERSCORES
    IN
    GAMERTAGS!


    thus the tag J_Newton is impossible. *rolls eyes*

    i rest my case.
     
  8. Nodz86

    Nodz86 ____________

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    Well going by this it is a load of rubbish
     
  9. CptDarknuggets

    CptDarknuggets 200 Angry Clydesdales

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  10. SupermAnthony

    SupermAnthony Man Of Steel

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    Ok....? I wasn't aware it was April again, I've just lost 8 months of my life somehow...
     
  11. Pherelas

    Pherelas I'm Going Slightly mad

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    Wow time flys when your utter board out of your life.
     
  12. Nipper

    Nipper \/ The REAL TDUCk \/

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    I sent my FR over xbox.com, so it cant really restrict you pressing that key like on the 360...

    Although i never noticed that anyways LOL, i just put a space
     
  13. Who

    Who It's not a tumor.

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    Especially when you are so bored you feel an urgent need to tell other forumers pieces of advice, such as the fact that in the tense you are using, it is 'bored' not 'board'. :bananasplit:

    Nitpicking is great, no?
     
  14. Pherelas

    Pherelas I'm Going Slightly mad

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    Is board even a real work? But yes Nitpicking is great but I can't do it becouse my grammer and spelling is probably about equivalent to an ostridge.
     
  15. khevolution

    khevolution Most likely To Hit a Tree

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    thought i would help out.
     
  16. Pherelas

    Pherelas I'm Going Slightly mad

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    Thanks for that. :eek:fftopic:
     
  17. FA430RGT

    FA430RGT Hoods and Alley-ways..

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    Lockage time!!
     
  18. Baldy

    Baldy Wibble Wobble

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    this thread is becoming out of hand, please don't insult other members grammar and please try and take care while posting. Thread Closed
     
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