A computer security firm based in Paris - Intego - has said late last week it had released the first antivirus software for Apple's iPhone handset.
Here's their press release blurb (full press release here)
However, it's not appears to be what they are claiming...
Not only Macs are at risk from malware; now that users can install applications on the iPhone and iPod touch, these devices are open to attack as well. Intego, the Macintosh security specialist, today announced the release of VirusBarrier X5 10.5.3, an update to its acclaimed antivirus software that Macworld calls “the gold standard”. This new version adds the ability to scan the iPhone and iPod touch for malware. VirusBarrier X5 is the only antivirus software that can eradicate malware from the iPhone and iPod touch.
Sophos has pointed out that Intego's product was not really scanning the iPhone. Instead it was scanning the files being transferred between the Mac and the iPhone.
Still, it has something to protect, even that there are only one known malware out there for the iPhone.
Are the anti-virus companies going a bit too far with this hype of viruses scare for iPhone?
[Via: ZDNet Australia and Intego's Press Release]