Malware aimed at infecting iPhones can also compromise the iPad, according to a new report from PandaLabs.
"This doesn't mean we're about to face an avalanche of infections. We have always stated that as Apple increases its market share, cyber-crooks will begin to show more interest in targeting the platform," said Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs.
"However, we are certainly beginning to see more proofs of concept, and so advise all Mac users to follow the manufacturer's recommendations to maximize security on their operating systems."
Even though Apple has made it impossible to install software outside of those found in its own App Store, cybercriminals can infect jailbroken iPads with malware.
All malware targeting iPhones will have the same ability to infect and spread to iPads since they share the same operating system.