Ipad and viruses

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by TFarmer, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. TFarmer

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    What is protecting our iPads from viruses, etc.?
     
  2. Dannyboy85

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    Apple is by checking and testing each app before you can load it on your iPad. Unlike a pc where it is up to you to ensure the safety of your device.
     
  3. SweetPoison

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    But Danny ~ there are other places to get a virus, like certain websites. Right? Or not....:(

    How come the iPad never seems to get one?
     
  4. TFarmer

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    Internet Danny.
     
  5. Dannyboy85

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    Yes but think...what can you download from the Internet? Nothing.... Maybe a PDF that is stored within the iBooks app...or a picture that is within the photo app.... It's all away from the iOS so it's never tweaked like Windows can be.:D
     
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    I may be wrong but the iPhone has not had issues with virus's and the OS are the same. Perhaps someday this may be an issue but I agree with Danny, for now we are OK.
     
  7. iDan

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    Apple has done a great job to ensure safari (the internet browser) doesn't have any security holes.
     
  8. Seadog

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    My understanding is that Safari is full of vulnerabilities, but is not a target. The conundrum of computers. Until it becomes a target, it is hard to know where the holes are and how to fix them.
     
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    I doubt any sane person would say that such and such is not vulnerable. The open source community believe that since the code is open it is less vulnerable. That said, I do not believe that Safari or mobil Safari are open source. Finally, for some reason the hacking community still views the Windows environment as the place to hack.
     
  10. karinski

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    If the ipad is safe from virus then how have
    I suddenly had a web site net161.Co.CC[/url] spring up telling me that I am infected? Options given were cancel or return to security tool & download it. Opted for cancel .... too frightened to risk otherwise! What should I do?
     

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