“Attackers could compromise iPads and iPhones on a large scale through the infected computers that make up botnets, researchers say,” Tim Greene reports for NetworkWorld.
“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,” Greene reports, “a team from Georgia Institute of Technology said last week at the 23rd USENIX Security Symposium.”
Greene reports, “Attackers would install malicious applications on the iOS devices when they connect to infected PCs via USB cable or Wi-Fi, says the team led by Tielei Wang. The apps would steal passwords and other personal information.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Windows PCs are modern-day Typhoid Marys.