Radar/Laser detector malware

radarking64

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Just the title of this thread may start a "RD forum fire storm!!!" I have thought of this subject ever since I sold my Escort 360 last year due to persistent screen freezing & K band lockup issues. Computers, cell phones & their apps have protection against viral malware due to their powerful memory systems & processors. Is it possible "Dr. Evil" has launched his wrath upon Escort & other brands of RD's??? I encourage feedback from this brilliant community to shed some light on a possible...."Evil conspiracy"....:moreevil:
 

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I personally wouldnt think so - no data to obtain to be useful
 

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While RD malware would be possible (RD's are computers after all) it's very unlikely. An RD's only connection with the internet is through it's manufacturer's website for updates, so the opportunity for a malware download is extremely limited. Plus as @surprisinguy said, there's no data worth stealing from an RD so there's really no incentive to write RD malware.
 

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Dr. Evil would have to put the malware in Escort's firmware, hosted on Escort's servers, for a device which has proprietary firmware and a very limited application for a very limited group of people.

With the same success, Dr. Evil could hack the firmware of a very specific brand and model toaster to eject the toasts not on time, or of a refrigerator to randomly unfreeze the vanilla icecream in bin number three.

As attractive as conspiracy theories are, Ocam's razor whispers that a radar detector freezing is just a bit more likely the result of sloppy work / cost cutting / incompetence / on purpose decisions by a company who has locked everything that is good with patents and have bought 3/5ths of the relevant RD companies / all of the above, rather than the result of perfect work sabotaged by an unknown maleficent entity, is my $0.02.

Then again, I could be wrong, et la marmotte, elle met le chocolat dans le papier alu :quagmire:
 

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Just returned home w/KC Kansas BBQ!!! Good solid ideas to stall Dr. Evil's nasty plan to bring down any RD company. There are 3 RD companies (connected car concept coined by a major RD company that I respect!!) that utilize & or give permission to use a crowd source application for notification of LEO & other speed countermeasures. Some smartphone apps request permission to access your: contacts, text, photos, call history, etc. I never download an app that wants to drill down into my phones interior contents!!! Would a Dr. Evil persona have the ability to install a Trojan virus when a RD is connected to their phone without the knowledge of the customer???? That data may be worthy of stealing as surprisinguy mentioned this am. I hope my crazy storyline never manifest because I enjoy & respect every RD company! I want them to prosper & deliver the products the public & RD forum members expect & can rely on now & into the future!
 

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There is something of a malware on some escort detectors. If a certain username (I forget the username) on escort live connects to a certain model of detector (max360), it wipes the detectors flash rendering it useless.

Other than that, no.
 
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