Wii virus possible

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by OrcMonkey©, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. OrcMonkey©
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    It probably is possible like a wii system menu update that bricks your wii or a wad file thats made to brick your wii
     


  2. Hit

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    Duh?
    You can already brick your wii, so if you make an app that does the same thing it bricks your wii it's called a virus
     
  3. Hooya

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    And your point?
     
  4. priapism

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    don't give anybody ideas. the last thing we need is people purposely producing bad Wad files in order to brick Wiis.
     
  5. OrcMonkey©
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    yeah okay moderaters could you close this thread
     
  6. coolbho3000

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    It's not called a virus unless it automatically propagates on to new host systems. [​IMG]
     
  7. CockroachMan

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    Possible? Sure! And not hard to do too..

    Nope, that's a worm, which is also a type of virus, and that can be done on the Wii too since it has Internet access..
     
  8. JimmyBobAlex

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    I think what OP is referring to can be better described as malware. Either way, I hope we never see people being dicks and spreading stuff like this around on purpose.
     
  9. xJonny

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    I don't think that would be easy on a Wii.
     
  10. Arm the Homeless

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    I don't know if any of you remember this, but back when there was the PSP TIFF Exploit somebody disguised a bricker as just another downgrader.
     
  11. Linkiboy

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    Moral of thread: don't be the first one to download anything.
     
  12. priapism

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    good advice but don't tell people this or nothing will ever get tested.

    we need guinea pigs! hahaha
     
  13. linkinworm

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    theres no way u can get a virus, nothing that effect performace, it would require wayyyy to much work, that and theres a difference between a program that does somehting and a virus
     
  14. lou_weed

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    Well the guy has made a point :
    As the homebrew channel has a self update feature , if someone hacks the homebrew channel update server (the one that is being checked in every launch of the HBC) and plants an "update" containing malicious code (which is in fact a new .dol file ,being executed to replace the former HBC) , you will launch the new channel and it will brick your Wii.

    another example is the homebrew browser app , which can dowload new apps for the HBC. you dont know where the apps are coming from...
    I downloaded Wii-Doom off the homebrew browser yesterday (which i never heard of before , didnt check gbatemp for a few days) , thinking about it now , it could be a trojan...

    I'm not trying to frighten anyone , just letting you know that it is possible , and preety simple.
     
  15. Arm the Homeless

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    It could happen. It emails itself to all of the Wiis on your friend list and then it deletes some system files.
    Doesn't sound too hard to me.
     
  16. arctic_flame

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    Much easier to make some PC malware that borks the DNS. Instant "hack"
     
  17. lou_weed

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    my example has heavier damage , but the point is that it is possible , and very simple...
     
  18. coolbho3000

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    So downloaded code for the Wii should be digitally signed by Wiibrew with the keys stored in a secure location . And this time, they will know not to use strncmp .

    It's the only way .
     
  19. OrcMonkey©
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    But then some one will probably make a anti wii virus hombrew
     
  20. HowardC

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    Nobody would go to the trouble of making a proper "virus" for the wii when all you need to do is release a vc or wiiware injection with a certain part of the wad corrupted and it'll brick your wii. If the brlyt or brlan of your icon.bin is corrupted then your wii can be toast. Luckily, none of the injections we currently do messes with those files.