Following last week’s shocking news that a malevolent entity has been circulating a PSP-killing Trojan, there’s word that the DS homebrew fraternity are facing a similar problem.
The PSP Brick Trojan courted would-be emulator players by masquerading as a programme that would downgrade their firmware from Version 2.0. But more amusingly, the DS wiping program first surfaced as taihen.zip, and purported to be a programme that would allow you to view Hentai – Japanese cartoon porn. It’s also since reappeared as r0mloader.zip, in which guise it claims that it will allow you to run pirated game ROMs. A warning was issued on the forum at popular emulator site DCEmu.
Like the PSP Trojan, it turns your DS into a useless brick by flashing your firmware completely. But a crisis can be averted by using FlashMe – a common device employed by homebrewers – to update your firmware again.
Both the PSP and DS have been embraced by the emulator community as portable platforms which pack enough punch to run all manner of software. But as news like this shows, the scene can be a very dangerous place for the inexperienced to dabble.
Further proof that hentai ruins lives.
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That's hilarious. A bricker pretending to be hentai software.
It's like gay porn and viruses. It just makes sense.
I always thought the stuff we would encounter on the internet through our DS would be like going to an official Nintendo site. I didn't know it was that open. Couldn't the warning simply be not to d/l anything official outside of Nintendo approved stuff?
Well since you can not get this virus through nintendo wifi (when it becomes available), it is not a big problem. Although if you are a modder you should already know how to flash your bios.
I had never before thought about getting a virus on my DS.
Hopefully what D3adcell said is true.
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