Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Can you get a virus rom surfing the internet with thw Wii?

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Can you get a virus rom surfing the internet with thw Wii?

    We all know you can get spyware, trojans, malware, viruses and more just by simply browsing the internet, downloading files and even just looking at a website can get you pc infected. SO, if you are browsing the net with your wii, what is to stop you from getting your wii infected by a virus? Is this possible?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Retired WiiHacks Staff
    narse1979's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Southern Fairy Land
    Posts
    7,489
    Thanks
    826
    Thanked 1,775 Times in 1,371 Posts
    Blog Entries
    7
    Is this a december fools?


  3. 1 User Says Thank You narse1979 For This Useful Post


  4. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    No, it was just a simple question? Can a wii get a virus from the internet?

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,861
    Thanks
    1,044
    Thanked 743 Times in 567 Posts
    no you cant its to do with the way oprea works i beleive

    ^^^^^^^^pimpness from the mighty bmarlo ^^^^^^^^

  6. #5
    Retired WiiHacks Staff ShadowSonic2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Green Hill Zone
    Posts
    3,659
    Thanks
    295
    Thanked 3,896 Times in 987 Posts
    Blog Entries
    47
    Asides from the way Opera works, it would be pretty hard for a functional 'virus' for the Wii. First, the maker would have to find an exploit that runs in Opera itself (All other exploits such as bannerbomb don't), then they'd have to maybe code something (such as a boot.dol) to do something to your Wii (delete sys files), etc. Alot of trouble just to do something that they wouldn't gain anything from (the Wii doesn't store as much sensitive information as a PC would)


    Sort of like how there was an exploit in iPhones that when opening .PDFs in mobile safari made it possible to run unsigned code.

  7. #6
    Senior Member JoostinOnline's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Behind you
    Posts
    4,457
    Thanks
    604
    Thanked 1,261 Times in 1,036 Posts
    What about cIOSCrap and PimpMyWii?
    "Macs are the Perfect Computers," said the Perfect Idiot.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •