Can the iPhone get malware or drive-by downloads?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by fauxami, May 11, 2011.

  1. fauxami, May 11, 2011
    Last edited: May 11, 2011

    fauxami macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2011
    Hello all,

    A few months ago I accessed some websites containing erotica from my iPhone 4. These sites, as far as I could see, were perfectly legitimate and legal (except that there may have been one that I had trouble back-spacing out of), and contained mostly writings. However, I'm now worried, based on horror stories I've heard, that visiting them may have caused me to inadvertently download child pornography on my phone, either by a trojan horse or by drive-by downloads. Is the iPhone susceptible to either of these two things, and if so, is there any way I could do a 7-pass erase just to be sure? Thanks.
  2. iApples macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    I heard there was this problem for Mac computers (Using Safari on Google Images) Not really sure if that was true or not though. I didn't bother reading to much in detail as I don't own a Mac. I would say no, but correct me if I'm wrong. I'm just purely guessing.

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