A VIRUS - An Apple joke???

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  1. Sir Stig

    Sir Stig New Member

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    EDIT: To save you the hassle of reading this thread, someone was playing a prank on me. False alarm

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    I've been experimenting with bluetooth on the 2G iPod touch, and I've discovered something strange. This morning when I used my Motorola RAZR to find my iPod touch over bluetooth, the name discovered was some random assortment of numbers and letters. However, after pairing my iPod to my MacBook, the RAZR now finds the name of the iPod touch as "A VIRUS".
    WTF???

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    Is this something Apple has designed to encourage random people not to try and connect to developer beta iPods? Has anyone else had this experience?
  2. .xLr8™

    .xLr8™ New Member

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    Really strange.
  3. MrFairladyz

    MrFairladyz Active Member

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    maybe someone edited the firmware or you named your ipod a virus... isnt there a menu where you can change the bluetooth name?
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    lol why would u name it virus>?
  5. Sir Stig

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    No, there isn't a way to change the bluetooth name. I'm wondering if it has to do with the RAZR. I'm going to check with my Vodafone 716.
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    Have you ever used bluetooth?!
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    this is very interesting, i'll try this tmrw
  8. Sir Stig

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    ^^Of course I have.

    The Vodafone 716 can't find the iPod, so no luck there.
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    Okay, here is the latest:

    The MAC address of the discovered device "A VIRUS" does not match the bluetooth MAC address found in the About section of the iPod, but it is only visible when the iPod bluetooth is on and discoverable.
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    Update.

    I've managed to get it to show up on my MacBook.

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    The MAC address is 00-18-AF-19-55-5A and I don't have any devices with that MAC address.
  9. Dattu

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    Hmm... My phone (Samsung A827 "Access") finds my iPod as "<My Name>'s iPod." In iTunes, your iPod doesn't happen to be named "A VIRUS," does it? Because that's where it gets the name from.
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    this is why is a BETA, but still this is odd. Have u tried finding it with another ipod/iphone?

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