Windows malware targets iPad owners

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#1

I just posted the article Windows malware targets iPad owners.

A classic e-mail scam has been given a new twist, attempting to wreak havoc on gullible iPad owners with Windows PCs.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/windows-malware-targets-ipad-owners-29154/](http://www.myce.com/news/windows-malware-targets-ipad-owners-29154/)

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#2

Just a matter of time before someone starts writing code targeted directly at iPads. When that day comes, I will scream with glee like a little girl. The iPad is an an abomination. Better tablets are already here, with more on the way. Repent, early adopters. Repent.


#3

[QUOTE=DukeNukem;2514284] When that day comes, I will scream with glee like a little girl. The iPad is an an abomination.[/QUOTE]

One of the few times I agree with you whole heartedly.


#4

Virus/malware writers have employed social engineering methods to trick people into installing malware or divulging login information for a long time now. I’m not surprised to see that they are now targetting popular trends/devices with their malicious campaigns.


#5

[QUOTE=Im a PC;2514370]One of the few times I agree with you whole heartedly.[/QUOTE]

The other times being halfheartedly?


#6

So, what the heck does the windows message have to do with the ipad? Why would they get a message from windows saying that their ipad needs an update? I must be missing something here.


#7

^ simply social engineering. I guess, people who do not own an iPad get that message also :wink:

Michael


#9

Aww come on guys, what’s wrong with the iPad? If all you use it for is listening to music, surfing the web or reading e-books, then it works.

My only gripe about Apple is the lack of anti-virus programs. At least I haven’t found any for Apple stuff.


#10

[QUOTE=hogger129;2623778]My only gripe about Apple is the lack of anti-virus programs. At least I haven’t found any for Apple stuff.[/QUOTE]http://us.norton.com/macintosh-antivirus/
http://home.mcafee.com/store/mac-internet-security
http://store.apple.com/us/product/H7310LL/A?fnode=MTY1NDA1Mw (Eset)

Michael