Audio CD Virus rumor

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by trainguy77, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    I have heard rumors that some Audio CD have Virus like things on them which will run when you put the CD into the computer. Has anyone heard of this? Is it at all true? If so will any of it run on a mac? Thanks
     
  2. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    It can happen on PCs.

    On a mac it would require you typing in the admin password.
     
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  5. andysmith macrumors 6502

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    Quite a few CDs are 'copyright protected' these days, which could be what you've heard about.
    In Windows machines, if you let them autorun, they install a special 'driver', which stops any ripping software reading them properly. It's not a virus though, because it doesn't spread. I'd call it malware.
     

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