Does iPhone get virus?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jcdumdumaya, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Jcdumdumaya macrumors regular

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    I accidentally clicked an unknown link on facebook and it redirected me. Is there any possibilities that my phone will get a virus?
     
  2. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    No.

    Your Facebook account may be compromised, but your phone is fine.

    The only way your device could be compromised is if you downloaded a devious app and then agreed to give it permissions.
     
  3. Jcdumdumaya thread starter macrumors regular

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    When I got redirected it loaded a page. So that means it downloaded something for it to load right?
     
  4. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    No. It just downloaded content to your browser. Nothing to your phone's operating system, where a virus would need to go.
     
  5. Jcdumdumaya thread starter macrumors regular

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    It wasn't on my browser though. It was on facebook.
     
  6. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Same thing. ... Unless you were not using the official FB app.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Facebook has a browsing component built-in to load web content.
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    Things don't get installed in iOS just from visiting a page or something like that.
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Like I said before. Your phone is safe, but your Facebook account may not be. I'd reset your FB credentials.
     
  9. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    YES! Your iPhone does get viruses!

    I licked my iPhone once, and got sick!
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I'm not really sure that would really happen with something like that unless there was a prompt to enter a username and password somewhere. There's a chance that something got posted to Facebook or perhaps some page/app was given some permissions for Facebook, so the timeline and app permissions within Facebook might be something that are worthy of being checked.
     
  11. Jcdumdumaya thread starter macrumors regular

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    So the only problem will be on my facebook account?
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    It was actually this link
     

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  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Yeah, my response was unclear. I meant if he had put in any of his credentials, he needs to reset his FB security credentials.
     
  13. C DM, Jun 7, 2016
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    C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Not will be, but might potentially be, and not really that much of a problem if it is as it's easy to remove permissions if needed.
     
  14. Deeznuts. macrumors 6502

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    Facebook is knowing for having a lot of spam links & clickbaits.
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    It's their business model, actually.
     
  16. Jcdumdumaya thread starter macrumors regular

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    So there is a possibility that an iPhone can get a virus even if its not jailbroken?
     
  17. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    No, there isn't. How many different ways do you need to hear it?
     
  18. Field3 macrumors newbie

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    Never experienced any but vulnerabilities do happen.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    After all the replies so far in this thread, and some others that you have stated dealing with essentially same topic, why/how would that question still be something that you are wondering about?
     
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  21. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    He or she hears you but this is how all his or her posts goes. It is almost a game.
     
  22. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Firing on one cylinder, can be rough.
     
  23. cynics macrumors G3

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    Apple sandboxes apps which leads to a lot of compromises in the OS itself however is inherently safe from viruses and malware. Your phone is fine, if you are ever overly paranoid again delete and reinstall the app, all you will be doing is giving yourself peace of mind though.
     
  24. DeftwillP macrumors 6502

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    No virus but you should definitely buy that 18c if it's legal where you are.
     

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