August 24, 2011

iPhone, iPad Untouched by Mobile Malware Attacks

Rene Ritchie, writing for TiPb:

“Anti-virus maker McAfee has released a report saying that iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch were pretty much unaffected by the growing mobile malware attacks facing platforms like Google’s Android.”

How about that. Requiring all developers to submit their software to an Apple vetting process means no crapware and no malware. Just happy users.

I’m wondering if Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 (and 8) software submission process will allow them to vault past the Android phones for this very reason. One well-placed trojan will make the “open” Android crowd think twice about whether they really want to repeat the bad old PC virus and worm days.