Ipad and viruses

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

  1. Ksane

    Ksane
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    104
    Thanks Received:
    0
    It's one of those fake virus sites that try to get you to download their software.
    Google is your friend :) Google it.
     
  2. mwhartman

    mwhartman
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1,943
    Thanks Received:
    123
    My sense is that the site is "phising" and wants you to download their "security tool" that will resolve your issue, which I expect is nonexistent.
     
  3. Digikid

    Digikid
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    567
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Since iOS and MacOS are Linux based/Unix Based....you are safe from Virus.
     
  4. DaveSt

    DaveSt
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    626
    Thanks Received:
    0
    They are actually BSD based, nothing Linux about them. Give credit where it is due :)

    You are safe for now, but one of these days everybody's perfect world is going to come crashing down. These OS's are not impervious to virus attacks, but we have been lucky so far not to be targeted.
     
  5. Patspad

    Patspad
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    23
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I believe that is true. As Apple takes a bigger market share, I think more bad guys will develop viruses that affect us. Hope not, though.
     
  6. Digikid

    Digikid
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    567
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Which IS a port of Linux....a very EARLY port of it. :p
     
  7. USBill

    USBill
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Messages:
    399
    Thanks Received:
    3
  8. Thphilli

    Thphilli
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Messages:
    404
    Thanks Received:
    1
    I'm sorry, but that is kind of nonsense. There have been several apps that have been sneaked into the App Store with hidden features that Apple completely missed. So they obviously don't do too much testing and checking. The reason that someone hasn't tried an attack from the App Store is that first of all you have to register with Apple and second Apple would pull the App before it was able to infect that many devices.

    Also, every jailbreak is a virus basically, so there ARE exploits, the last one being a PDF exploit if I am not mistaken, which means that someone could have easily downloaded an infected PDF if someone were inclined to make it.
     
    #18 Thphilli, Jan 29, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011
  9. Thphilli

    Thphilli
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Messages:
    404
    Thanks Received:
    1
    lol
     
  10. DaveSt

    DaveSt
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    626
    Thanks Received:
    0
    lol .. I don't think that is true though. BSD is an extension of UNIX and in fact it is quite a bit older than Linux. Part of the reason Linux was created was because people were tired of waiting for a BSD solution that would run on x86 hardware. BSD has been around since the 1970's. Linux wasn't even conceived at that time and the first Linux kernel was released in the early 1990's.
     
    #20 DaveSt, Jan 30, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

Share This Page


Search tags for this page
check for virus on ipad
,
check ipad for virus
,

how to check for virus on ipad

,

how to check for viruses on ipad

,

how to check ipad for virus

,
how to check ipad for viruses
,
ipad virus check
,
ipad virus checker
,
virus check for ipad
,
virus checker for ipad