First iPhone 2.0 antivirus software released
Paris-based computer security firm Intego said late last week it had released the first antivirus software for Apple's iPhone handset.
The company said the latest version of its Virus Barrier X5 10.5.3 antivirus package for Mac OS X, released last week, was also able to scan the iPhone for viruses. The antivirus software runs from a user's Mac, not from the iPhone itself, and checks for viruses on the iPhone when the handset is plugged into a user's Mac. Files stored on the iPhone are copied to the Mac for a security check.
Intego claimed that because Apple was allowing third-party developers to create applications for the iPhone by using Apple's Software Developers Kit (SDK), there was a risk of installing applications that could harm these devices, or take control of them.
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