iPhones-Macintosh Computers Are Now Targeted by More Hackers

10 Aug
2008

It was only a matter of time before the popularity of Apple’s OS X and iPhone attracted hackers.  Security specialists said Saturday that hackers are taking increasing aim at iPhones and Macintosh computers as the hot-selling Apple devices gain popularity worldwide. Hackers have historically focused devious efforts on computers using Windows operating systems because the Microsoft software has more than 90 percent of the global market.  Apple is now going to have to deal with all the “Enterprise” issues that Microsoft has gotten flack about in the past several years.  This is not going to be an easy road for Apple and many senior IT leaders are going to be watching this closely.  Apple has already gotten some flack for their “misuse” of the word push in their recent MobileMe announcements.  Enterprise IT professionals attribute the word “push” to mean something altogether different than the semi-push features brought about in MobleMe’s latest incarnation.  Apple will certainly have to stay on top of their game if they are to quickly address the sundry of security issues their OS assumes with its increased popularity.

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