Windows, the weak link in every chain…

New Malware Threat Targets iPad Owners.

Well, that’s not technically correct.

BitDefender has highlighted a new malware threat to Windows PC users that also own iPads. It doesn’t actually touch the iPad in any way.

It’s basically a social engineering threat, where the Windows user gets an email supposedly from Apple about a new version of iTunes.

If you fall for that, instead of downloading iTunes, malware downloads, and well you know the rest.

BitDefender gives this advice:

Identified by BitDefender as Backdoor.Bifrose.AADY, this piece of malicious code inadvertently downloaded injects itself in to the explorer.exe process and opens up a backdoor that allows unauthorized access to and control over the affected system.

It is important to say that Mac users remain unaffected by this piece of malware. 

To avoid falling victim to this threat and others, BitDefender recommends the following five security tips:

They then go on to helpfully point out what you can do to stop this from happening.

Including buying their software.

Nowhere in the article is the advice, “Buy a Mac”.

Nice to know that the bad guys, having tried to infiltrate the popular iPad, couldn’t manage to get in, so they did the next best thing – fall back on their ever reliable army of Windows users.

It doesn’t actually touch the iPad in any way, it just another social engineering attack on Windows.

It can’t touch the iPad because the iPad is you know, horribly, terribly locked down, closed, un-open, not Android like, etc, etc…

Malware – this is one app you won’t find on the AppStore.

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