In a first, Apple manager scheduled to take stage Thursday at Black Hat to discuss security technologies in iOS...
Beyond Flashback, research has shown that Macs are carrying malware unbeknownst to users. A security scan of 100,000 Macs found 3 percent infected with Mac-capable malware, according to anti-virus vendor Sophos. When Windows malware was included, one in five Macs were found to be harboring some type of malware.
While the Mac has been the primary target, hackers are taking notice of iOS. This month, Kaspersky Lab reported finding an iOS Trojan that uploaded a user's address book to a remote server. Spam messages with a URL to the application, called "Find and Call," were sent from the server to all the users' contacts.
For years hackers focused on Microsoft Windows PCs instead of Apple products, which had a fraction of the market share. Today,
===> Apple's success in selling the iPhone and iPad have made it the world's most valuable company and its products a potentially lucrative target for cybercriminals. <===