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Popularity Breeds Malware

April 27, 2010 8:45:37.000

Well, it looks like we're about to find out just how secure (or not) the iPad is - it's big enough that hackers are starting to target it:

Sabina Datcu, technology writer for anti-virus firm BitDefender, wrote in a blog post today that the threat arrives via an unsolicited email urging the recipient to download the latest version of iTunes as a prelude to updating their iPad software.
"A direct link to the download location is conveniently provided. As a proof of cyber crime finesse, the web page the users are directed to is a perfect imitation of the one they would use for legitimate iTunes software downloads," Datcu said.

And we're off to the races. I wonder whether anti-virus apps for the iPad (once non-Apple background apps are allowed in OS 4) are the next step?

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