The iPad: As Insecure As The iPhone

Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg polled a group of security researchers about the security posture of Apple’s new iPad device and comes away with a simple conclusion:  The iPad is just as insecure as the iPhone.  Some quotes from the story:

Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg polled a group of security researchers about the security posture of Apple’s new iPad device and comes away with a simple conclusion:  The iPad is just as insecure as the iPhone.  Some quotes from the story:

Aaron Portnoy, security researcher, Tipping Point:

“It’s inevitable that someone will do it in the very near future. But there’s not a huge push to hack it. In terms of exploitation, it’s just not that different from the iPhone.”

Charlie Miller, Pwn2Own winner and Mac OS X security specialist:

Charlie Miller, the security researcher who’s gained a reputation for being the first to hack Apple devices, tells us that he hasn’t bothered to go after the iPad. After all, the tablet uses the same OS as the iPhone, which he and other researchers have hacked repeatedly since 2007.  “I have one. I’m not currently actively trying to break it,” Miller wrote in an email. “Mostly this is because, from a security perspective, it’s just an iPod Touch.”

Read the full story [Forbes.com]

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