iOS susceptible to malware

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by idunn, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. idunn macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    Note: in being unable to post this under general news discussions, hence here, and applicable not only to the iPhone but all iOS devices.

    Seeing no mention of this on the Front Page, I'll mention an article I just happened across which suggests Apple's iOS devices are susceptible to serious malware from PDFs. [1]

    The news from Germany is iOS software leaves devices such as the iPad or iPhone susceptible to malware from opening an infected PDF, or even a web page with such a PDF within it. Potential problems in result would be spying on passwords, photos, e-mails and phone conversations, etc.

    According to this article Apple has no comment thus far.

    1) 'Germany warns of Apple software security hole,' The Seattle Times
  2. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    Isn't everything open to malware? Seems to me nothing is ever secure. This was posted because of what? The PDF exploit has been on and off since OS 1.X.X with etc....
  3. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC

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