IPAD virus protection

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Tcjohnwh, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Tcjohnwh

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    Does the IPAD need virus protection?
     
  2. col.bris

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    No no no relax enjoy
     
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    Would you contend that your answer is accurate...if the owner's iPad were jailbroken? I appreciate that a non-altered iPad is basically virus-proof since...as a virus is nothing more than a (malicious/thwarting) program...and Apple doesn't allow any programs in/onto an iPad except first via review/testing/approval and then release/distribution via iTunes. However, wouldn't a jailbroken iPad be, potentially, vulnerable to viruses?

    Just curious to ask from this slightly broader perspective. I appreciate that the question itself has been asked ad nauseum on the boards. Hoever I can't recall discussion specific to JB'd iPads.

    Cheers,
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    Point made sorry you are right I assumed the user was not jail broken as more than 80% of users do not as for virus protection for a iPad that is jail broken I cannot provide an answer. I preferred the wall garden as it provides every thing I need and also what most people need. In future I will ask that magic question...... Thanks for the input....
     
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    One question is your iPad jail broken? See comments above.
     
  6. RAC

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    So one benefit of resisting the urge to JB is no viruses? Not even key loggers?

    So far I have avoided financial transactions on my ( non JB) iPad. I am close to doing so ( I nearly did so today) as it is one of the few reasons that I still fire up the Notebook.

    I assume that the web site must be https of course.
     
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    You are as safe with the iPad un-jailbroken as you are with a Windows box using good AV software.

    Meaning if Apple's testers are asleep we may still be in danger.
     
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    Touche!
     
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    The apple review process isn't as through as some of us believe. It is quite possible for some nasty to slip through the process, as proved by the teenager who released an app this year with allowed you to tether your device without paying a fee to AT&T.

    But even with that caution in mind, I would think the iPad is much more secure than a Mac or a PC. The biggest concern I would have is "man in the middle" attacks.
     
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    Virus Protection for IPAD

    What is "jail broken"?
    Thanks,
     

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