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Written By Hans Berger on Saturday, February 13, 2010 | 11:03 AM

iPad virus
Wi-Fi versions of the iPad will be released in late March, while 3G versions are shipping in April. With less than two months left until the release of the iPad, people are wondering if a security researcher, Charlie Miller will discover an iPad virus in the operating system that the iPad uses. Back in July Charlie Miller discovered an iPhone virus SMS exploit, and Apple took more than 6 months to patch it and release an update.

If an iPad virus is discovered, it isn't likely that Apple will issue an update very quickly so iPad users must be prepared to defend themselves against viruses. Usually computers have anti-virus systems in place, but the iPad uses iPhone OS and doesn't have much protection. Thankfully iPad users can still get rid of any potential iPad viruses by following the instructions below.

How to stay safe from future iPad virus



If you ever get a virus on your iPad, connect it to iTunes and click the Restore button. This will restore your iPad to the default factory conditions and you can re-download any iPad apps you downloaded before. If you have the iPad 3G, you can additionally put your iPad in airplane mode to prevent viruses that log your data by doing the following:  Go to Settings -> Airplane Mode and slide the button to Off.

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Chino
February 13, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Pls the delay is bcz the FCC, Miller is a ... What?

praveen
February 14, 2010 at 12:58 AM

can any one tell ...
what this iPad virus does???

Dees,
February 27, 2010 at 5:54 PM

I hate it when a pre-existing exploit is described as a virus. It makes the software developer look like the bad guy, when in business reality he was being pushed with an unrealistic project due date, and the functionality is the only benchmark anyone cares about till your hacked, open source is really the only to go.

Alex
March 16, 2010 at 7:09 PM

I don't understand why you miscall virus to anything that is not. An exploit is not a virus... it's only a way to run unexpected code, but not to behavior as a virus at all. A virus has the ability to replicate itself and propagate to other systems... UNIX based systems as MacOSX, iPhoneOS, Linux, etc... don´t need to be protected by antivirus as windows based systems do. Actually, the only so vulnerable operating system is windows. Malicious code is not a virus, viruses come into a system with no user intervention or notice. Malicious code must be executed by the user anyway so you shouldn't run downloaded programs from not trusted sources. That's all you need to avoid running malicious code and getting "infected".

Jeff
March 17, 2010 at 2:12 AM

That's all crap. There's no virus never was never will be. Get you shit straight.

March 19, 2010 at 1:49 AM

What a fag. he's not saying There is a virus. He's saying "IF" he finds one....Try reading you loser

Leet Hacks
March 24, 2010 at 2:19 PM

I'd have to agree with Jeff (look down about 4 threads) and I'd imagine the author was just fishing for hits. I would also have to concur with Alex who makes an excellent point, exploits are not viruses.

Jailbreak
April 5, 2010 at 1:50 PM

First Reports of A Jailbreak and A Virus That Exploits it today... within less than 24hours...

Hack is performed in the Safari browser, and then any webpage with the virus encoded can access the full OS, it allows firmware update or firware wipe

Zac
April 6, 2010 at 4:24 AM

And on what devices does this work on and where do you get the webpage from ?

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