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Mippaloo
December 14th, 2010, 11:47 PM
It seems to mee that the boxee box and its software is very open. What are the risks that you get a virus into your box that then spreads to your harddrives and computers in your network? How to protect yourself against that?

yerbabie
December 14th, 2010, 11:54 PM
Dont use online content or apps :)

-B

Luterin
December 15th, 2010, 12:48 AM
It seems to mee that the boxee box and its software is very open. What are the risks that you get a virus into your box that then spreads to your harddrives and computers in your network? How to protect yourself against that?

No, the software and the box is very closed and secure. The apps isn't really apps, it's just scripts. Don't worry about getting any virus on it, only way it could happend is if Boxee made one and gave it to you via an update.

And it doesn't use Windows, so crosscontamination shouldn't be something you should worry about either.

kingvidalia
December 15th, 2010, 04:11 PM
It seems to mee that the boxee box and its software is very open. What are the risks that you get a virus into your box that then spreads to your harddrives and computers in your network? How to protect yourself against that?

Find a live Linux virus that actually worked and you can start being worried. Boxee Box is based on Linux, no worries.

xmiinc
December 15th, 2010, 05:02 PM
...and for those of you who still don't get it, Linux is a Unix-variant (as is Apple's OSX, tho less and less with each upgrade...but that's another story). Unix/Linux is designed from the ground up to deal with a networked world (unlike Windows) so it is *highly* unlikely to vulnerable to current worms and virii. As Luterin sez...the only way is if someone from Boxee coded one from the inside.

ScottAllyn
April 14th, 2011, 07:43 AM
Yes if you stop using online apps then there is very less possibility for getting viruses and also use any good anti-virus so that it will stop any bad and harmful viruses and they will not enter in your hard disk and networks.

Heh. You guys used just the right combination of keywords in your posts to summon the Spam Bots. You Forum Magi!! :D

bartsidee
April 14th, 2011, 07:44 AM
The main os of the box is read only so no worries