OS X security record threatened by iPhone?

If the iPhone does as expected and takes a decent chunk of the growing smartphone market then the overall penetration of OS X will skyrocket and attract some serious attention from malware writers.

It is still unclear exactly what is under the pretty exterior of the Apple iPhone but one thing we do know is that it will be running a cut down version of Apple's OS X.

Malware targeting OS X started to appear last year and as Apple products become more popular, the platform will become a more attractive target for malware authors. Luckily for Apple's customers, the Mac operating system was designed to be secure and the bad guys are having a tough time trying to exploit it. ZDNet Australia: Blogs: Securify This!

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 15th January 2007 11:39PM