First iPod virus - should we be worried?

Kaspersky Labs claims to have detected the first virus designed to infect iPod media players and, I have to admit, when I first heard this report earlier in the week, I said: `So?'

On thinking the matter through, however, the issue isn't so much about infecting the iPod itself, but one of being able to use the infected iPod as a springboard to infect and abuse the host PC to which it is attached.

Kaspersky quite rightly points out that the Podloso virus only infects an iPod where the owner has replaced the normal operating system with a Linux variation.

You could then argue that the virus is really a Linux piece of malware, but the reality is, as Kaspersky says, that Podloso is a proof of concept virus...


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