Upgrade to iOS 6 for Security reasons?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by sshhoott, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. sshhoott macrumors 6502

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  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Just an educated guess here since I don't exactly know what 197 items were fixed, but if you follow general safe computing policies you should be fine. Browse known sites, don't download things from untrusted sources, look for SSL security logging into sites, etc.
     
  3. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    The problem with assessing any security risk is that there are too many factors involved.

    Most people have antivirus software installed on their PC, but the vast majority of them will never have encountered a virus.

    Looking at the list of security fixes, many of them are problems in Safari that a malicious site could exploit - how you get to that and whether anyone would bother is another matter.

    A sizable chunk are to do with bypassing the device Passcode (albeit with limitations) - that might not be a concern for you.
     
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Even fewer have it installed on their phone :)
     
  5. Dominicanyor macrumors 6502a

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    I did not know that we needed security on the iphone.
     

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