Nefarious "iPad virus" masquerades as iTunes update

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Steve Jobs, where are you!? A nefarious virus has targeted users of your magical, shiny and overpriced Apple iPads.

The virus is reportedly spread to PCs via malware links sent to clueless and unsuspecting iPad owners in the form of a purported iTunes update.  

Nefarious iPad virus masquerades as iTunes update"[Once] inadvertently downloaded...Backdoor.Bifrose.AADY injects itself into the [Windows] explorer.exe process and opens up a backdoor that allows unauthorized access to and control over the affected [Windows] system,” confirmed BitDefender.

"Moreover, Backdoor.Bifrose.AADY attempts to read the keys and serial numbers of the various software installed on the affected [Windows-based] computer, while also logging the passwords to the victim's ICQ, Messenger, POP3 mail accounts, and protected storage."

However, Thomas Claburn of Information Week notes that "Mac users, not to mention those reading their e-mail on their iPads," don't have to worry about this particular form of malware.