Malware iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by abz1981, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. abz1981 macrumors 65816

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    hey all
    tried searching for this, but cannot. however silly question time. is it possible to get malware on an iphone which is not jail broken, for example if you visit certain websites on safari, is malware possible?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    No.
     
  3. DipDog3 macrumors 65816

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    No, you only get malware on Android phones.
     
  4. macingman macrumors 68020

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    It's possible of course. But very very unlikely. Jailbreakers have found security holes in safari before so there's no reason that people with malicious intent couldn't.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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  6. Hail Caesar macrumors regular

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    pretty much this! :apple:
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I haven't heard of any iPhone getting malware.
     
  8. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    IMO, it's possible, and an example of how it could be done was back in 2010 when jailbreaking your iOS device was done by simply visiting a website that was setup to exploit vulnerabilities in iOS.

    Phone Jailbreak Exploits Remote Security Hole

    I can't recall anytime anyone has publicly setup a website to do anything bad to an iPhone, though.
     
  9. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    Depends on your definition of malware. Apple has removed apps in the past who's sole purpose was to try to steal information from users. In general you are safe from getting any type of malware from Safari but that doesn't mean it is impossible.
     

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