iPad secure internet?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by xelaetaks, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. xelaetaks macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Just a question. Do you think iPad security is trustworthy? In other wordshow secure are all our e-mails, browsing and pictures,etc......

    I dont mean as a conspiracy but I'm wondering if this has ever been discussed before?

    Is iPad as secure as a computer? ive never heard of viruses from websites on the iPad at the very least.

    Cheers. :apple:
  2. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    Claims of "Virus" on iPad are baloney.
    All Apps are sandboxed. App installation is possible only through the AppStore, unless you're jailbroken so no risk of having any malware getting installed on the device.
    Obviously, the usual precautions related to internet usage apply: avoid surfing, let alone sending information, into websites you don't trust 100%; avoid connecting to unprotected WiFi.
    The only serious security concern that ever happened on iOS was the exploit that allowed a web-based jailbreak but it has been patched.
    The highly skilled hackers who work on Jailbreaks have yet to figure a way to JB iPad 2. It's pretty much rock-solid, as secure as a connected device gets.
  3. psonice macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2005
    Yeah, it's pretty secure. It has the same security features as a desktop browser really, but there's no chance of a dodgy plugin (hello flash) or a trojan compromising your system. So you could say it's MORE secure.

    Of course, that only applies if you use SSL on websites. If not, anyone listening in on your wireless connection can get hold of your details. Banking sites etc. always use SSL.

    And if you jailbreak - it's as secure as whatever you've downloaded and run on it. Jailbreaking turns off a lot of the security features in the OS, and then you install software from untrusted sites.

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