can the ps3 get viruses??

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#1 wassupfriends06
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#2 f50p90
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No. Common computer viruses are targetted at the Windows operatiing system. so the PS3 is safe.
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No. Common computer viruses are targetted at the Windows operatiing system. so the PS3 is safe.f50p90

so what if someone who makes viruses targetted the PS3's OS?

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[QUOTE="f50p90"]No. Common computer viruses are targetted at the Windows operatiing system. so the PS3 is safe.Beaglesniffer

so what if someone who makes viruses targetted the PS3's OS?

it's kinda like how people don't attack mac. too much work for a much smaller population than windows

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#5 anewperfectday
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It's nearly impossible to develop a hack for the PS3, let alone hack it. Plus, Sony constantly updates. It's possible to hack the PS3, just I don't think anyone would spend the time to do so and the only way to get a virus on the PS3 is through external memory transfer.
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no not as yet
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No. Common computer viruses are targetted at the Windows operatiing system. so the PS3 is safe.f50p90

I personally think that the developer of Windows release a good number of these viruses just before the next version is released. As for the PS3 getting a virus the chances are very very slim of the PS3 getting a virus.

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#8 felixzelphyn
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Without getting into very detailed descriptions, the PS3 can get a virus, but it is rendered ineffective and removed once the system is shut off. There is a large archistructural difference between a gaming OS and a computing OS. I'm not entirely sure, but I believe all PS3's are based on it's own OS, although Linux is capable of being ran off your HDD; Viruses, Malware, Torjan's etc, are all based off of a .exe file, hidden or activated by your unwary hand in search of pron. So when an .exe is found on the PS3, it'll look at the file, not know what the hell it is, and discard it because it is unuseable. Since Linux viruses are few and far between (as well as designed to infiltrate servers mainly) I doubt you'd ever come across one without searching for it. The only way I would suspect a virus to get onto your machine would be through the use of homebrew mods (I.E. software emulation for other platform's games) and receiving a file made to run under this application to delete your HDD without your permission. Otherwise, until gaming systems become 1:1 with computers, it will be a long time until viruses are common much like they are on the Windows OS.

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#9 feryl06
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never say never. who knows with technology these days. anything is possible, right?
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#10 DJCUEBALL
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Someone once told me that as long as there are 1's and 0's then it will be cracked.
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#11 lamplan
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I'm sure if you surf pron enough you can manage to get one if you want one.
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#12 FreakGuy123
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I dont think this is even possible. PSN is proteced by Sony (I think) and it would be too much work anyway. More people use Windows and Antivirus programs destroy almost all viruses without a problem.
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[QUOTE="f50p90"]No. Common computer viruses are targetted at the Windows operatiing system. so the PS3 is safe.jimm895

I personally think that the developer of Windows release a good number of these viruses just before the next version is released. As for the PS3 getting a virus the chances are very very slim of the PS3 getting a virus.

You are blind.

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do you guys not remember sony came out and said a year ago the first to hack the ps3 gets a FREE ps3 so they are very confident about it not happening but hey never say never in this messed up world
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do you guys not remember sony came out and said a year ago the first to hack the ps3 gets a FREE ps3 so they are very confident about it not happening but hey never say never in this messed up worldCommanderTy

they also said at launch they would give anyone a free PS3 if you could find one on the shelves that never came to fruition even

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Can someone embedd a virus into a file and then send it to you through message?
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#17 Cpt_Cosmonaut
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like a picture embedded as a virus on the PS3
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#18 feryl06
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Never say never... I don't care if you think you know everything, someone else will know more than you. And it doesn't matter if it takes too much time, what do you think these hackers do it? Some for the joy, some for the challenge.
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#19 OO7OO7
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It's possible but not likly.
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porning it up much??
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#21 OO7OO7
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do you guys not remember sony came out and said a year ago the first to hack the ps3 gets a FREE ps3 so they are very confident about it not happening but hey never say never in this messed up worldCommanderTy

Electronic companies like Apple do this all the time so they could see how secure there machine is from hackers then they ask the hackers how they hacked it, update the software and usiaully end up offering the hacker a job working for them.