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ENU291
11-19-07, 07:38 AM
You heard it right. Installing antivirus software on a game console looks like a reality. Insane... http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hTFp1H-6rbUttlhoLjRk77DKt-NwD8STOHJ80

EciDemon
11-19-07, 09:42 AM
Ive no insight in to how "easy" it is to run homebrew on the ps3, or what exploits are out there to do such. But I could imagine a virus that corrupt saves or something as there's not much else you could infect I supose.

The article seem to suggest more of an bad web content blocker then an actual antivirus software.

I remember the first virus i red about for my type of cellphone (symbian), it could be nasty. Sending out auto text messages to expensive pay services.

So unless you can code and run user app on the ps3 in the Xmb (outside of the supported linux part that is). I wouldn't be too conserned about it.

S.I.N
11-19-07, 09:48 AM
Well you can install a OS on the thing and it does have a web browser.

ViN86
11-19-07, 10:23 AM
wasnt it supposed to be a gaming console? :wtf:

Lyme
11-19-07, 10:24 AM
Mom, this AntiVirus PS3 game you got me for Christmas sucks!

Q
11-19-07, 10:25 AM
Evilchris is going to have a field day with this one.

Bearclaw
11-19-07, 10:28 AM
Evilchris is going to have a field day with this one.
QFT. I am just waiting for him to get in here.

Marvel_us
11-19-07, 11:08 AM
Well you can install a OS on the thing and it does have a web browser.

Ditto. I don't see what the problem is!?

tornadog
11-19-07, 11:55 AM
Finally PS3 gets its killer app...definite GOTY

Lyme
11-19-07, 03:22 PM
Ditto. I don't see what the problem is!?

It will be a entry into the history books, the first video game console to catch a virus.

ViN86
11-19-07, 03:31 PM
here's a screenshot of the PS3's antivirus.

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2750/667467hr4.jpg

Lalander
11-19-07, 03:48 PM
You heard it right. Installing antivirus software on a game console looks like a reality. Insane... http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hTFp1H-6rbUttlhoLjRk77DKt-NwD8STOHJ80

Not antivirus:
"It has launched software for Sony's Playstation 3 that promises to block malicious Web pages and those dealing in sex, drugs and violence."

Tyr-Sog
11-19-07, 04:25 PM
wasnt it supposed to be a gaming console? :wtf:

Blu_ray player first and foremost I thought

Tr1cK
11-19-07, 05:01 PM
This is why I don't care for consoles.

The line between console and PC is getting much thinner.

I'd just assume do away with all consoles and have every game be PC based.

crainger
11-19-07, 06:09 PM
This is why I don't care for consoles.

The line between console and PC is getting much thinner.

I'd just assume do away with all consoles and have every game be PC based.

If things keep going gaming PCs will be a Intel + Nvidia combo allowing for more games to be written for that hardware perhaps?

Tr1cK
11-19-07, 09:58 PM
If things keep going gaming PCs will be a Intel + Nvidia combo allowing for more games to be written for that hardware perhaps?

Yea but you would never get Sony to develop anything but their own.....pricks.

ViN86
11-20-07, 12:38 AM
here's a screenshot of the PS3's antivirus.

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2750/667467hr4.jpg
lol i guess no one remembers this game. i feel old :(

Tr1cK
11-20-07, 07:55 AM
Dr Mario, I got on a SNES EMU and my friends parents (50 y/o) play the crap out of it.