2965 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 3, 2010 8:47 PM by Meg St._Clair
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2010 8:48 PM (in response to rbalabama)A virus and link hijacking are 2 completely different things. Malware is different, too.
This is the 1st Ive heard of link hijacking on an iPad. Although I think they basically just scripts so I'm not really surprised.iPad and PC
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2010 9:35 PM (in response to rbalabama)
Looks like we're going to need antivirus software soon
Going to need multiprocessing for that
I hope that was sarcasm. Unless someone can get root access to the iPad, a virus isn't going to happen. As for malware, again, extremely hard if not impossible to get access to the root to install it, unless Apple messes up and approves something at the iTunes store.
Don't confuse your Windoze security holes with a real secure operating system.MacBook Pro (unibody). iPhone 4 (32GB). iPad 3G (64GB)., Mac OS X (10.6.4), No Windows here
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2010 9:42 PM (in response to rbalabama)
Just got redirected to fake security alert on my iPad. I was looking at images of Lake Miramar in San Diego and the third image on the google page threw me to
Didn't appear to do any harm but sure surprised me. I rebooted - seemed to resolve the issue.
Message was edited by: rbalabama
1. This had NOTHING to do with the iPad. It was a redirect for any computer. You might have figured this out if you tried it with your real computer.
2. It does nothing to a Mac, so I clicked on it. Boring.
3. Rebooting was a waste of time and energy.
Seriously, spend a bit of time understanding how OSX and iOS works before saying the sky is falling.MacBook Pro (unibody). iPhone 4 (32GB). iPad 3G (64GB)., Mac OS X (10.6.4), No Windows here
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2010 10:56 PM (in response to rbalabama)Fake popups warning about virus infections, halitosis, piles and irritable bowel have been on the net for years.
The only way you get infected is to be on a windows pc.
Just because you get directed to a site that runs a script popping up a window is no reason to get paranoid-unless you are on a windows computer.20" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz;4GB RAM;Nvidia 9400, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4G iPhone-Mac Mini Core2 Duo 2Ghz; 2GB RAM Eyetv w/USB HYbrid
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2010 6:08 PM (in response to rbalabama)there are 100 million iOS devices out there
someone is going to be going after them soon
the ONLY reason infections don't exist on Apple devices to the degree they do on Windows is that they haven't been targeted
They will beVista 64 + Mac Mini
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2010 8:47 PM (in response to rbalabama)Unless it's jail broken, the only way you can load an app on an iOS device is through the iTunes App Store. The apps have to go through an approval process. Some have argued that this system is unduly restrictive. Perhaps. However, it reduces the likelihood of viruses and malware to insignificance.MacBook Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Current iPods: 3 Gen Nano 4 gig, 1st gen 16 gig Touch, 3rd Gen 32 gig Touch