Panda Securityâ€™s anti-malware PandaLabs has revealed that malware designed to infect jailbroken iPhones can also target the iPad. Panda says that all malware designed for jailbroken iPhones, such as the iPhone/EEKI.A worm, will have the same ability to infect and spread to iPads and iPod touches.
"This doesn't mean we're about to face an avalanche of infections. We have always stated that as Apple increases its market share, cyber-crooks will begin to show more interest in targeting the platform," said Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs. "However, we are certainly beginning to see more proof of concept, and so advise all Mac users to follow the manufacturer's recommendations to maximize security on their operating systems."
Panda stresses that the malware only infects jailbroken Apple devices. In their blog, they say that Appleâ€™s strict control over the iPhone and iPad hardware and software means that so far malware has been unable to target un-jailbroken devices, although they say that doesnâ€™t mean it wonâ€™t happen in future.
Source: Panda Security
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