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ti-calculator virus? what is this about?
« on: July 28, 2010, 04:46:16 pm »
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i was reading and i googled and everything but i could not find anything about viruses on calcs???
any info  please.
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Re: ti-calculator virus? what is this about?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 04:55:13 pm »
You shouldn't have to worry about it. Most of the really dangerous stuff is hard to get to and those that know aren't interested in killing your calc (though it *is* possible).

Besides. If anything *did* become public, you'd know about it. Hit us up on IRC sometime if you want to learn more. It's where all the hax are :P

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Re: ti-calculator virus? what is this about?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 05:07:08 pm »
There are some rather scary programs out there, but they are not likely to get on your calculator.
Most of them don't cause irreparable damage anyway.

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Re: ti-calculator virus? what is this about?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 05:36:08 pm »
Has a calculator every been completely junked? BrandonW bricked a few, but he made a fix for that. The only thing I guess you could really screw up would be the LCD. Unless maybe you replaced 0000 with jp 0000. :P
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Re: ti-calculator virus? what is this about?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 06:01:27 pm »
Has a calculator every been completely junked? BrandonW bricked a few, but he made a fix for that. The only thing I guess you could really screw up would be the LCD. Unless maybe you replaced 0000 with jp 0000. :P
I can think of a combination of hardware and software failure- your link port fails, and then you delete the OS. Dead calc, unless you can fix the link port.



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Re: ti-calculator virus? what is this about?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 06:32:53 pm »
well that would suck as one of my ports is already dead (i/o)  well not completely. if you hold the cord in just the right position...
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Re: ti-calculator virus? what is this about?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 08:20:22 pm »
I'm not sure if it's ever been tried, but is there the possibility of interfacing directly with the flash chip?
Now let's assume that dies. Can you replace the flash chip? (This is all "if you really wanted to", I probably wouldn't :P)
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Re: ti-calculator virus? what is this about?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2010, 04:31:38 am »
Both TI-Z80 and TI-68k calcs can be killed. But those who know don't behave in an irresponsible manner, and don't tell anybody untrustworthy - they have to find by themselves in the appropriate programs.
Due to obfuscation, no antivirus could be reasonably efficient against viruses, BTW.
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