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    New to iPhone, and wondering what everyone is using for virus protection their iPhones???
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    No virus protection. There is no virus able to affect the iOS so don't worry at all about that.


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    Based on recent info on news and net, not sure this is correct statement. i think that is wishful thinking!!

    Anyone else have an opinion?
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    You still don't need antivirus. It's true the latest update had a security flaw in safari but that has already been patched by apple with 4.3.1...
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    My Verizon iPhone is on version 4.2.6. How do I upgrade to the latest version you are talking about.
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    That version is for the gsm model.
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    apple iOS is completely safe. I've had apple for a few years now. that's the one feature I love about apple products
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    Are you that naive? Of course it can get viruses. The only reason apple has been "safe" for so long is because they never had any market share, no one used them so why bother wasting time on coding a virus for em? Now that they are becoming overly popular and businesses are starting to use them you can bet people will be working on this.
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    i guess I am. don't you think if someone could do it. it would've been done. you just stated that its been safe for so long. I have never encountered one virus issue with my iOS and at this particular moment in life viruses dont exist (it may exist but won't hurt a iOS/apple products. what do you mean no one used them?
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    Macs in general have been safe because of their limited user base. They've only recently become relative. iOS has had worms and such in 09. Iphones and Safari are constantly hacked at pwn2own, even the blackberry got hacked this year by way of apples open source webkit code. So yes, it can easily be done and is naive to think you're completely safe, ever. Will the iPhone get a virus, sure, is it something you need to worry about as a pertinent threat right now? Probably not.
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    Trend Micro has a Smart Surfer App that'll help prevent any malware from infecting your iphone. only downside is it doesn't flip to the side like Safari,....>=oP
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    What does it mean "don't flip to the side".
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    when you turn the phone on its length-wise (I prefer to type that way), some other keyboards go with it...this one doesn't. if you type with the phone upright, then it's not a problem.
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    iPhone antivirus will help you to protect your system from any other infected malware, virus or to any other trojan attack. With the help of this recovery software safari browser which is hitting you system and damaging can be solved from this software only.
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    Sorry I do not agree unless you jail break any iOS device you are safe. The above is just a money making marketing pitch. If you jail break you may have issues

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    So far no virus issues with iPhone. But will be getting iPad once iPad 3 released. Just not sure what is going to keep out virus once on Internet for iPhone or iPad.
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    The reason no viruses affect a smart phone like viruses affect pc's/laptops is the way the Internet is written over a smart phone. Let's say you get emails via your pc, the numeracy that's written via this way allows for viruses to slip in. The reason there has been no issues via a smart phone, iphone or otherwise is the numeracy writing is completely different. You can see this when you click on some web pages and it takes you to a mobile version of the website. When a virus tries to attack your smart phone (and believe me they do) the number side if things doesn't recognise it so doesn't allow it through. Smart phone web only allows a certain batch of numbers anything else is thrown out. Hackers are constantly trying to bypass this but up to now its impossible. This is why you don't get viruses nothing to do with apple. How ever more and more are opting to use their smart phone pretty much like a laptop. But even then the software inside your smart phone still acts the same way. A mobile version. It's a hackers nightmare!


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    sure, different languages, but malware's becoming increasingly prevalent in the mobile sector, especially for Android. so far the most common attack vector is a Trojan embedded in a fake app. It is interesting how Apple's not affected...but I've attributed it to a single app store and a closed architecture.
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    That's exactly why Apple isn't affected. They review every app that comes through. Android let's apps run wild, then has to go look for the malicious app when reported and remove it. That's a downside to the "open app market".
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    Exactly. And let's hope apple never change this.


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