It seems to me that, like it or not, Apple is moving slowly but remorselessly closer to joining the rest of us in the 21st century threatscape. Their products may never be subject to the sheer volume of problems (especially malware problems) that we enjoy in the Wonderful World of Windows, but the time when Apple could say with any conviction “we don’t have security issues” is long, long gone.
The iPhone bot is another small but significant step on that road: it demonstrates that the bad guys are paying serious attention.
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David Harley FBCS CITP CISSP
Chief Operations Officer, AVIEN
Director of Malware Intelligence, ESET