Security of Paypal and Ebay on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by lolly., Jul 2, 2012.

  1. lolly. macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
    Hi all. I can't decide whether this should go in iPad or iPhone (one is an iPad app, one an iPhone).

    I understand Windows computers, but have no idea about Apple products. I'm still back at the "What?! No antivirus?!" stage. So this is a bit of a noob question, but I can't seem to find anything on it.

    Really, I assume it's secure etc to use Paypal (iPhone) and Ebay (iPad), but I suppose I need reassurance.

    I explain my hesitance with the fact that my (Windows) laptop got a virus the other day (I believe from an ad on an unknown website) so I'm a little extra cautious lately - despite numerous virus scans and the IT boys checking my computer, I'm not 100% convinced the virus has gone cos it's a bit slow.

    Main question :D
    Is using Ebay and Paypal (iPhone version?) just as safe as on a computer? Are there any such thing as keyloggers etc on iPads? Is it safe to use on public wifi or not recommended?

    Googling any combination of 'security Paypal app ipad' doesn't give me much to work with. Again, I can't imagine that people would be using something that isn't secure (or that Paypal would release anything that isn't), but wondering what steps I should take to make it safest?
  2. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I paid my due with PayPal on my iPhone no problem here first time. I leave no cash in my PayPal account anyway.
    If there is security breach PayPal should notify them.
    eBay uses PayPal app to make transaction..
  3. lolly. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
    I should maybe also mention that my iPad isn't jailbroken. Not sure if that has any bearing on 'keeping it safe'?
  4. wadjj macrumors regular

    May 6, 2012
    I'm not sure, paypal isn't safe enough in general IMHO.
  5. Apple Power macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2014
    Redwood City
    isn't iPhone and computer the same thing so both would have the same safety or security?
    Now I'm nervous as I've just recently started using my iPhone for PayPal with their app.
  6. paul2014 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2014
    maybe. at least i know paypal is safe on pabbos and amazon.
  7. apradom2 macrumors newbie


    Aug 17, 2014
  8. drsox macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2011
    IMO get a decent password manager (1Password for iOS) and use 16 digit passwords. Otherwise just do the right thing on logins etc (i.e. don't connect to anything that you didn't originate yourself - esp email links).

    Ebay seems to have cycles of phishing attacks (just ignore them) but in 15 years I've never had a security problem with either site.

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