In a strange twist, an Apple product can now load a virus on a Windows PC.
On Wednesday, Apple Computer warned that some video iPods sold after 12 September carry the RavMonE virus that affects Windows computers.
Apple said that less than 1% of the video iPods sold had this problem, and that most updated anti-virus programs would catch the virus.
This problem only affects Windows users using the iPod with their Windows computers.
The RavMonE virus is a member of the RJump family of viruses that opens a backdoor on an infected PC and uses it to transmit information on the Internet.
The Apple announcement also took a mild swipe at Windows security issues, advising Windows users to install anti-virus programs for safety.
Not the First Problem
Apple is not the first company to have unintentionally loaded malware on its products. Last week, Mcdonalds Japan was forced to recall MP3 players that were given away as prizes after it was discovered that the MP3 players had malware installed on them.
The players, which were part of a promotion campaign, contained a copy of the QQPass spyware program that logged keystrokes and sent collected data back to hackers.
The spyware on the Mcdonalds players are suspected to have originated in a machine used to download data onto the flash memory on the MP3 players.
but why would a big company want to do this as if they did they would be risking to shut down a big company, that many people buy off them, i am sure that a company like this has got better things to do rather than make a little virus that can harm windows