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Topic # 100426 11-Apr-2012 14:44 Send private message

From the Herald: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10798108

"Hackers trick Mac users into downloading the virus by disguising it as an update to Adobe Flash video viewing software."

So I guess it won't affect my iPad then.... hehehe....




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  Reply # 607860 11-Apr-2012 14:47 Send private message

Yep iPad is safe. Not just Flash was compromised though, also Java which was particularly nasty. The virus could install by just visiting an infected page, no clicking etc required. Very nasty. Luckily my Mac is all good :)



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  Reply # 607862 11-Apr-2012 14:49 Send private message

Safe, but I still wish it had Flash...




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  Reply # 607874 11-Apr-2012 15:00 Send private message

turb: Safe, but I still wish it had Flash...


oh you don't have flash on ipad?

even $300 android phones can run flash. i'm surprised 







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  Reply # 607892 11-Apr-2012 15:14 Send private message

haha if I wanted to be taunted I would have posted on the Android forum!

It wasn't my money - I was given it for a project. 




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  Reply # 607930 11-Apr-2012 16:03 Send private message

turb: From the Herald: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10798108

"Hackers trick Mac users into downloading the virus by disguising it as an update to Adobe Flash video viewing software."

So I guess it won't affect my iPad then.... hehehe....


Surely if you have to be tricked into downloading it, then it's a Trojan, not a virus?
(my primary computer is an iPad too, i wonder if there's potential for malicious people to compromise iOS?) 

Cheers,
Joseph 

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