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#1 Maester Trea

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:33 PM

Lets say i accidentally went to a malicious website on my Iphone5, would it be possible for my Iphone to contract any sort of virus and would it be possible for my windows pc to catch that virus through my wifi router by my Iphone just going to that specific website?


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:37 PM

Highly unlikely. Most people that claim to have a virus on their Iphones actually have a problem with cookies/temp data in safari, resetting safari's cache and history in settings usually fixes these problems.

 

It is unlikely a virus would pass to your computer through your iphone's wifi, it would be more likely if you sync your phones browser to icloud and then also sync the computer to icloud. Connecting the phone directly to the computer may also transmit a virus. I am not aware of any current virus's for iphone unless it is jailbroken...


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#3 Maester Trea

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:44 PM

Alright that's good to know and I've never jailbroken a Iphone/Ipod and have no plans in doing so because i have respect for the people who make quality apps and they deserve my money. =p

 

Thank you for the quick response.



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:19 PM

I don't use smartphones, iphones but I've collected some reading material on the subject...

Malware from Computers Spreading Through Smartphones
Yes, Your Phone Can Get A Computer Virus
Can Smartphones Get Virus/Viruses and Malware?
Mobile botnets taking over smartphones
Mobile attacks!
Top Five Ways Your Smartphone Can Contract a Virus
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Posted 07 March 2014 - 07:44 PM

Much appreciated, from what I've looked at is that its fairly hard for a Iphone to get any sort of Virus/Malware.  I haven't run into any problems with my phone at all so I think I'm safe but i'm gonna stay away from putting any important information such as logging into any important websites etc.

 

Either way appreciate the information.



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:07 PM

Here is some more reading material.

* Do smartphones really need antivirus software?
* Does your smartphone really need antivirus software?
* How effective is antivirus software on smartphones?
* Does Mobile Antivirus Software Really Protect Smartphones?
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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

Virus issues aside.  When you connect to the net via browser, on Iphone or Droid, What kind of firewall is there. Say using the fones 3g thru a provider to connect to the net then open browser go to ebay and shop.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:40 PM

Very rarely do i use my providers 3g internet other then to look things up while I'm away from home, i primarily use my own wifi so i can watch youtube when i want on it without the worry of driving up my bill by breaking my usage cap.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:12 PM

Hey what happened to brief? :whistle:
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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:16 PM

Haha, sorry people just keep posting and I feel entitled to reply.  I give you permission to close the thread because my question got answered =p



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

That's ok...we seldom ever see a brief topic discussion.

We do not close (lock) topics in this forum unless a member has been asked to (and does) start a new topic in the Malware Removal Logs forum and post the required logs.


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