Even if this proof of concept didn’t require alternate firmware, that is running Linux on the iPod, without a persistent and direct internet connection, I think malware for a PMP is a stretch at best. Far more likely, especially since it has already happened, is PMPs being vectors for PC virii. Remember those players that were infected at the factory? Like a carrier, the players were unaffected but infected PCs once they were attached to sync. That’s just a lot more practical than attacking a device that doesn’t have any useful resources it can yield to an attacker and where the channel for executing the attack is intermittent and conditional.
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