What if...about iTunes Match uploading...

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by diegobgr, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. diegobgr macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2009

    I was thinking about iTunes Match and uploading files to the cloud...

    What if some of your files or even your PC are infected with some kind of malware?

    Could it infect iTunes Match servers and infect your other computers when you autorize them to use iTunes Match?

    Apple is supposed to have something against those things, right?
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Just trying to find things to worry about?

    The media player would have to specifically be coded to execute code found in the infected media file and do the malicious something with it.

    That's a pretty huge stretch.
  3. diegobgr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    But could it happen?

    If your machine is inffected and you upload to iTunes Match, could it inffect iTunes Match in that way that it will be able to spread automatically to every machine that you sync with your iTunes account?
  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You're not going to have malware in music files, and certainly don't have to worry about malware with your Mac. Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released 10 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.

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