Android Viruses

Discussion in 'iPad' started by berthenderson, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. berthenderson macrumors member

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    Say for example, IF I had an Android virus or something on my phone, and I then uploaded the picture to Twitter/Facebook, and then accessed that picture and saved it to my iPad, could anything have gone on my iPad... or even a computer I accessed the picture on?

    Or impossible?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. terzinator macrumors 6502

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    OK, that might not be possible, but how was your response posted TODAY at 5:26 PM (to a post from six minutes before that) last edited YESTERDAY AT 11:22 AM?

    That is not possible!
     
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  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    And it strikes again! :D Congratulations, you're the 21st person to ask about it.

    That it is. And I honestly think it's one of the better ones on MacRumors.
     
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  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Um, seriously?

    ....

    Well, in case you are serious, google "android virus."
     
  9. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20025973


    "Millions of people are using Android apps that can be tricked into revealing personal data, research indicates.

    Scientists tested 13,500 Android apps and found almost 8% failed to protect bank account and social media logins........."
     
  10. berthenderson thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh okay, so viruses etc. don't work like that?

    And that signature is amazing, ha.
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    No, they don't. Viruses are computer programs, they need to get installed and run on a device to do any damage. Picture files usually do not contain viruses, and even if they did, they could not install and run on unjailbroken iOS devices, because only Apple approved apps can be installed and run on them. Android, on the other hand, is an open system, and any app or program can be installed and run there (well, they have to be written to run on Android), hence the proliferation of viruses on Android.
     
  12. terzinator macrumors 6502

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    heh. Great sig. I guess I don't visit this place nearly enough.
     

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