Iphone virus..What are the signs?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Shockwave78, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816

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    I keep hearing all this talk about iphone viruses once in awhile, are there any? what are the signs of having one?
     
  2. tinny the cat macrumors member

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    You can only get a virus if you are jailbroken, and the only virus is nothing to worry about
     
  3. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you jailbreak your iPhone, it's pretty hard to get a virus on it. Not impossible, but most people never come across a virus. And if you did get one, I don't think you'd be able to tell. But, luckily, you can always restore your iPhone from iTunes if you ever feel like you have a virus and you'll be good to go.
     
  4. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    Only if you're jailbroken AND you install SSH AND you leave it on while connected to foreign Wifi networks AND you leave the default password on. Otherwise if you're on a firmware < 4.0.2 you're vulnerable to the exploit used in the star jailbreak jailbreak or not.
     
  5. lush242000 macrumors member

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    It's like being in love. You will know, but not before then.:cool:
     
  6. mikeee macrumors regular

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    what about going to sites like "spank*wire" hahaha ....anyone?? :D
     
  7. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    If you're experiencing painful urination... Make a genius bar appointment:D
     
  8. jmann macrumors 604

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    Virus? Are you all serious? Please show me any evidence of an iPhone "virus", jailbroken or not. I've only seen a PDF or SMS exploit that was patched up in OS 3/4. I believe that no actual harm was done to anyone's phone in the meantime.

    Just don't worry about it and enjoy your expensive phone.
     
  9. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    The Chances of you not getting a Virus on your iPhone is 99.9%
     
  10. mikeee macrumors regular

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    so you can't get a virus from visiting any websites huh ....
     
  11. warrmr macrumors regular

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    The Signs of an iPhone virus.

    The wallpaper changes to rick astley.
    Ringtone changes to Never gonna give you up.
    and you look like a pansey when your phone rings.

    It was a proof of concept written purley for jokes.

    I will provide a weblink when i get home as i do not wish to search for iphone + virus + rickroll while at work.
     
  12. maturola macrumors 68040

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    This statement couldn't be more WRONG......

    There is a virus out there that use the PDF exploit on 4.0.1 that affect all devices even if you are NOT jailbroken. it is a low risk virus since most people either patch it using jailbreake or upgrade to 4.0.2+.
     

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