Posted by: macintoshsisters | June 8, 2007

iPod’s Been Mostly Virus-Free, But Hackers…

iPod’s Been Mostly Virus-Free, But Hackers Might Be Lurking
BY PAUL KORZENIOWSKI – FOR INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY

One downside to developing a successful electronics product such as the Apple (AAPL) iPod is that it often becomes a bull’s-eye that hackers try to hit.

“Hackers have big egos and their main goal is to get their work into the newspaper,” said Peter Lindstrom, an analyst at market research firm the Burton Group.

Newspapers are attracted by firsts, and in April security supplier Kaspersky Lab discovered the first virus designed to infect Apple’s iPod portable media players. The virus, named Podloso, was more of a proof-of-concept program than malware, or malicious software, designed to bounce rapidly from device to device.

FULL article at Investor’s Business Daily

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