ipod touch - malware safe?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by mayuka, May 3, 2009.

  1. mayuka macrumors 6502a

    mayuka

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    #1
    Hello.

    I'm wondering if I can get a virus or trojan without knowing it by downloading apps? Since there are apps for ebay and so on I might wonder if they are still safe? Are there any viruses, trojans or malware known?
     
  2. alexbates macrumors 65816

    alexbates

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    Georgia, USA
    #2
    No, everything in the App Store is looked at by apple, so it's safe. Apple will look carefully at the code from the developer before their app is allowed in the App Store to make sure there aren't any Trojans or other virusses.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Texas
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    If you jailbreak and download other, unsanctioned apps, then it becomes a possibility. Although I haven't heard of any actual malware in the wild, it is a possibility.
     

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