iPhones, iPads ripe for the picking

Attackers could compromise iPads and iPhones on a large scale through the infected computers that make up botnets, researchers say.

Nearly a quarter of zombie computers that make up certain known botnets eventually connect with Apple iOS devices, making these phones and tablets vulnerable to infection from malicious applications, a team from Georgia Institute of Technology said last week at the 23rd USENIX Security Symposium.

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Network World Tim Greene