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How does Wii protect itself from viruses/intrusions from the internet?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by SoupCamera, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. SoupCamera

    SoupCamera WiiChat Member

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    How does Wii protect itself from viruses/intrusions
    from the internet?

    I may be a little paranoid, but I'm not connecting
    the Wii to the internet, until I know the answer to
    the above question... :)
     
  2. the_peripheral

    the_peripheral X, I'll own u N ELEBITS!

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    That's a pretty good question. I guess that the Wii just assumes that you'll use your actual computer to look at porn instead of the Wii internet.
     
  3. art

    art WiiChat Member

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    Because its not microsoft and it don't use internet explorer
     
  4. frontsidefish

    frontsidefish WiiChat Member

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    lol, Quoted For Truthiness, muchly Thruthiness.
     
  5. maxkhoward

    maxkhoward Wii will rock you

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    you do realise that for a Wii to get a virus someone would actually have to figure out it's OS and actually make one. Nobody would do that. That's why for example, Macs don't get viruses, because they are not the leading market so nobody makes them.
     
  6. pvtjohndoe

    pvtjohndoe Happy Wii Owner

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    As far as I can tell, the Wii won't accept incoming connections from other computers. It initiates all communications itself. A port scan of my Wii turned up no open ports. So...it's pretty well locked down. The system also seems to make pretty frequent connections to Nintendo's servers to check for updates, messages, friend requests, etc.
     
  7. DBloke

    DBloke RIP and tea you say?
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    Macs have a virus
    But it deepends upon where the hackers/arseheads can be arsed to make one

    Some for Pcs are made for Microsoft to sell a anti virus programs
     

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