Earlier we had reported about new Android malware that was spotted in the Android Market over the weekend. Now when it comes to malware on smartphones, Android seems to be getting the worst of it, and this is not to say that iOS devices are immune to malware, because they’re not.
Thanks to Apple’s strict app guidelines and review process, malware almost never makes its way to the iTunes App Store, unless of course the user jailbreaks their iOS device and goes to third party app stores to download their apps, which in all fairness is completely out of Apple’s hand. However it never hurts to be extra safe and it looks like Intego, a company that specializes in Mac security, has released an app called the VirusBarrier iOS, which is an app that the company claims will be able to scan iOS devices for malware.
The app however, will not be able to scan other applications, but rather the contents of those applications. For example the app is said to be able to scan emails and documents for any hidden malware before you transfer it to your computer, which basically makes the app a conduit between your iOS device and your computer.
The app will cost $3 which includes a one-year subscription to Intego’s malware definitions, and renewing that subscription will cost $2 a year.