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Intego VirusBarrier X5 10.5.3
Scans the Apple iPhone and iPod touch for Malware

Austin, TX, July 17, 2008

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.
Now that Apple has made it possible for users to add applications to the iPhone and
iPod touch, there is a risk of installing applications that can harm these devices, or take
control of them. And users “jailbreaking” (unlocking) an iPhone or iPod touch can install
even more applications, increasing this risk. There are a number of security
vulnerabilities that make these devices susceptible to attack; exploits for these
vulnerabilities can be found easily, and future exploits are certain to be discovered.
VirusBarrier X5 now offers the ability to scan files and applications on the iPhone and
iPod touch in search of malware or files that indicate that exploits have compromised the
devices. Users connect an iPhone or iPod touch to their Mac, then choose the device
and scan it with VirusBarrier X5.

When scanning an iPhone or iPod touch, VirusBarrier X5 copies all the files contained
on the device to the user´s startup volume in order to verify their security. If any malware
or infected files are found, VirusBarrier X5 alerts the user and offers to repair or delete
the infected files.

“With the release of the iPhone 2.0 software, and the ability to add applications, users
are facing new vectors of attack,”
said Laurent Marteau, Intego´s CEO. “It is essential
that we not only protect Mac users from malware, but also protect their iPhone and iPod
touch at the same time.”

VirusBarrier X5 10.5.3 is available now. This version is a free upgrade for all users of
VirusBarrier X5, and is available for download via NetUpdate, Intego´s automatic update
tool. For more information, or to download a demo version of VirusBarrier X5, go to

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