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iPad Users Targetted

iPad Users Targetted

Apple iPad users are being targeted by cyber criminals.

With the new market created by Apple with its iPad hackers and cyber criminals are beginning to target the iPad.

Using the guise of an iTunes update with a website set up to look exactly like the iTunes website users are being tricked into downloading a trojan that steals login details for e-mail and messaging services according to the Telegraph in the UK.

As a double insult, BitDefender who discovered the trojan thinks the trojan is not targetted at Mac users but those Windows users that have bought an iPad and do not have a security product installed.

“The trick is pretty simple,” said Catalin Cosoi, a senior researcher for BitDefender, which uncovered the scam. “They’re clever to do it this way. If they were able to target Mac customers, it would have spread like wildfire, but because most antivirus companies detect this Trojan, it’s aimed at Windows users who have bought an iPad and who also don’t run a security product.”

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