1. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Addict
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    So it was all literally nothing.
    That's like saying pastebin is spreading viruses because malicious code can be pasted there.
     
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    Did you know Windows contains a virus because it contains code that can wipe your hard drive?
     
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    So, a couple things - I am in agreement with you about game programming specifically, if these thoughts are game programming specifically we are in agreement of course it is better to use something like c/c+-. But I feel that you are talking outside the game development realmn too, in which case I feel you are misguided in your thoughts.

    Companies who develop enterprise software hire java and .net developers for a reason. They don't need as close to access to hardware or "run close to the metal", the software doesn't require it. Game developers are most likely for sure going to hire someone to work in c++ over anything. Hardware companies are probably going to choose a c developer, and people with assembly knowledge. Again, right tool for the right job.
     
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    Oh shit better remove Windows from my PC right now.
     
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    Time to make my own Linux distro that does not include any functions to delete files or writing to disks!
     
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    If youre done share it with me please, never had an operating system thats so safe!
     
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    Keep a lookout for my new LiNO!!!!x distro that does nothing!
     
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    All jokes aside, glad the issue was sorted out :)
     
  9. sup3rgh0st

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    I don't even have a hard drive installed. I do all of my computing from a bootable Linux live CD just to be safe.
     
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    I would love to know how they managed to run the code... If anyone has any info about it
     
  11. Shadowfied

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    They didn't. If you read the edit in OP you can see that there actually really never was an "issue" at all.
    They just added malicious code into the PNG files, and the game didn't "sanitize" them. Obviously the game nor the computer will ever try to execute a part of a PNG, let alone the file itself.
     
  12. Foxi4

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    I was specifically talking about this from the perspective of Minecraft. It might look like square rainbow vomit on the screen, but back in the day it was pretty advanced, all things considered. Voxel-based graphics are generally very taxing on the GPU which necessitates as short API's as humanly possible. Nowadays we have GPU's capable of double-digit teraflops of compute, not to mention WebGL and other high level environments that basically allow a VM to bounce such calculations directly to the GPU, but way back when this was hardly optimal. You're right though, high-level managed code exists for a reason and there are tools for all kinds of jobs, I just happen to be of the opinion that when it comes to game dev you don't want to waste resources needlessly.
     
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    Omg! Didnt know that Minecraft was that "powerful" on pc.. Wonder if could this affect others consoles, like Android or N3DS...
     
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    I don't think it would affect consoles since it can't execute .exe's, but for Android, it could, they can do many shit for it.
     
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    The worst scenario on Android malware, was 4 years ago, was a unistallable app for pubblicity. Didnt know why. Ahah
     
  16. Shadowfied

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    Again, it did nothing. Nothing happened. Read edit in OP.
     
  17. WintendoZone

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    Well this is certainly odd.
     
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    Avast has shitty AV and now their trolling? how low can a company get?
     
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    Yeah i understood. Guys, try to be more frendly next time please.
     
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    1. is this ture
    2. will this effect consoles (if real)
     
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