[ISN] Hackers start looking at Apple
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Wed May 4 13:26:14 EDT 2005
By Nick Farrell
03 May 2005
FOR A LONG time ignored by hackers, Apple's iTune popularity is
meaning that the operating system is starting to attract the interest
According to a survey released on Easter Monday, in the Bulgarian
Orthodox calendar, by the SANS institute, hackers are still making hay
on VoleWare, but Apple products are starting to become tempting.
Hacks of iTunes were an interesting feature of the first three months
of 2005, says SANS, along with attacks on RealNetworks RealPlayer, and
There more attempts to take on anti-virus software with Symantec,
F-Secure, TrendMicro and McAfee as targets.
Hackers continued to poke new holes in Microsoft Windows, although
SANS seems to think that is becoming harder as more Windows users
agreed to receive security upgrades automatically.
So instead, hackers are starting to try and take advantage of other
software programs that might not be patched as frequently, the survey
said. The complete list can be found here . µ
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