Iphone virus..What are the signs?

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

  1. Shockwave78 macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2010
    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

    Apr 5, 2009
    You can only get a virus if you are jailbroken, and the only virus is nothing to worry about
  3. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    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


    May 12, 2009
    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


    Sep 20, 2010
    On earth
    It's like being in love. You will know, but not before then.:cool:
  6. mikeee macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2010
    what about going to sites like "spank*wire" hahaha ....anyone?? :D
  7. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    If you're experiencing painful urination... Make a genius bar appointment:D
  8. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    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

    Feb 22, 2006
    The Chances of you not getting a Virus on your iPhone is 99.9%
  10. mikeee macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2010
    so you can't get a virus from visiting any websites huh ....
  11. warrmr macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010
    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


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    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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