I was just looking over the Reg and was thinking about how much Apple users have really enjoyed the almost non-threat of Malware and Viruses in general.
Part of that enjoyment came through the lack of use of Apple Products. The Audience of computing devices to hack was greating the in PC area vs the Mac. With the invention of the iPad and the wide popularity of its use I think we call all see what is to come next. Mass attacks on the iPad. The Security is lacking as you can read:
Hackers jailbreak new iPad hours after it hits the shelves
Custom code rope-ladder up the Apple garden wall
Posted in Developer, 19th March 2012 12:03 GMT
Video Hardware enthusiasts managed to find multiple different ways to jailbreak the new iPad over the weekend, hours after the release of Apple’s latest fondleslab.
Hackers were quickly able to develop custom code that allowed them to escape Apple’s walled garden and install unapproved apps on the new iPad with iOS 5.1.
Three different groups developed methods for jailbreaking the new iPad. None of these methods have yet been packaged into point-and-click tools just yet, but the apparent ease with which three different approaches to jailbreaking were developed means that utilities to automate the process are likely to arrive sooner rather than later.
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Oh and today’s headlines are only support for what will soon see as virus troubles for Apple products…was fun while it lasted..I guess. I’m a PC user.
New iPad sales hit 3 million in first 4 days
Let’s just keep piling up the proof:
Apple products now found in half of all American dwellings
Major Virus aimed at Apple users must be in the works….
At least I would think so
And it has happened!
I just had a feeling with all the hype around the ipad and all the new apple stuff…well at least new to homes across America, where PCs once lived.
The Headline reads:
550,000-strong army of Mac zombies spreads across world.
Here is the article where the FlashBack Trojan is explained: