Is the iPad susceptible to viruses and malware?

The iPad, which runs on the same operating system as the iPhone, uses Wi-Fi or a 3G mobile data connection to browse the Internet, load and stream media, and install software. Unfortunately, whenever you are connected to the Internet, you are susceptible to viruses and malware. To stay safe with the iPad, as with any mobile device that connects to the Internet, do not install any programs that you are not familiar with, or click on any strange links. If you are worried, install anti-virus software, which was recently made available for the iPad.

See also: Does the iPad make it easier for me to securely manage my personal data?