Security: open ports? Firewall?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Retired Cat, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    I did a search for "iOS firewall" and "open ports" but found nothing.

    Does iOS 6 have a firewall like OS X does? How buttoned down are the ports in iOS?

    Reason I ask is that I want to know if it is safe to connect my iPhone to WiFi where there are other computers on the network.
  2. c0LdFire macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2013
  3. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Ports are dynamically blocked and apps are sandboxed anyway. You would need a malicious app and then you'd need to have personal data in that app or give it access to personal data.

    You are safe on other networks.

    That said I wouldn't do my taxes on my iPhone at Starbucks, common sense goes a long way too.

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