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  • 60. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    NoTele Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Why the **** did anybody reopen this treat?

     

    Anyway! This is the point i was talking earlier in this posts... People simply are ignorant (maybe also dumb) and the Problem with internet is that anybody can spread his ideas and views without needing a lot of knowledge! As always this can be good but this example again shows that the most interested people in this area are eyther security experts ot those who give them work

     

    The problem with the scamming article shows again that "bad guys" are interested in the platform, in the devices, in its users and maybe particular you

     

    Anyway... As the update to iOS 6 showed again, security issues were fixed with that update, which confirmed me again... And some of those were known for months... But again... I'm only a dumb user who is concerned abaout things most people don't bother. One of our engineers a few weeks ago asked me what stuff i had on my device. I gave him my phone and he started to laugh... He had a glimps on my apps and told me that most of my personal contacts, and other private stuff would be stored on some servers somewhere. Luckilly it was my private phone, but again this confirmed me and gave me a lesson. Not all but many free app's are not only for funn, otherwise companies who provide a GPS app would need access to personal contacts etc

     

    Nevermind... Security starts with the end user! How did an expert once tell me during a training lesson...

     

    "Security is only as good as the weakest link in the chain! When it breaks (or gets compromised) the chain is useless!"

  • 61. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    Badrock83 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So for those of you that are apparently unaware of the threats, risks and vulnerabilities that are very real for the iphone and ALL IOS devices.  First a little history as it seems that most people are unaware of this.  Apple bought the "Rights" to use IOS from Cisco.  The Cisco IOS was built from Unix, i.e. Unix is the foundation for the IOS platform.  Now, with that little bit of history out of the way, does anyone have a clue how many "Vulnerabilities" the Cisco IOS has and has had in the past?  Well I do, and the number would be several thousand, in total.  I have worked and currently work in some of the most restrictive and security minded environments that you can think of.  It is also a KNOWN fact that numerous APP developers for the Apple IOS have written in keyloggers in to their apps for "Market Research" purposes.  What does this mean?  Well, if you happen to have an APP on your phone where the developer has written in a keylogger, every time you type a password, username, personal information (PII), or anything else, it records it and then sends the information to the developer.  So let me ask you this, how many of you would like some game developer or other developer to have access to your bank account information?  or be able to read your private personal text messages to your spouse or children?  I have developed for the Apple IOS and I have been a security professional for a long time.  Apple, Microsoft, Cisco and every other "Vendor" on the planet wants you to believe that their software is safe, secure and that you are protected by using their software/product, but the reality of this world is - the only safe system is the one that is never turned on.  Phishing is social engineering, and disturbingly quite effective, your virus' are there to just hurt your system/information.  Due to the "Open" community of the Apple IOS community, who is to say that a knowledgeable and experienced hacker wouldn't be able to utilize the "community" to assist in a DDoS attack?  If there is no security software for it then you are vulnerable, PERIOD.  I don't care who you are, what you think, if you are not protecting against the very real and serious threats that are out there, then you are asking for your identity to be stolen, your bank account, your childrens information which could make them prey for the predators out there, and way too many more things to list.  My point is, there is no such thing as software or hardware that is immune to threats and vulnerabilities.  Unix, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows, and every other operating system out there has vulnerabilites.  Do you think it would be hard to convert a Mac or Unix vulnerability to work on Apple's IOS platform?  Really?  Unix is Unix, whether you put Apple, Linux or Microsoft on top.  All I can hope is that what you take away from this is knowledge and that you are more informed of the threats and risks that are out there.  There is no system on the planet that is ever completely "Protected" from threats and vulnerabilities.  Please do remember that people are just as much a threat to any information system as any hacker, cracker or script kiddie is.  If you don't believe me then do the research yourself.  TED even had a conference regarding the threats that every person with a cell phone can face today.  Be smart, be safe, and be informed.  Best to all.

  • 63. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    deadguyale wrote:

     

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/02/19/hackers-hit-apple-computers-in-cyberassau lt/

     

     

    Looks like I win.

    You realize that this has NOTHING to do with iOS, right?

  • 64. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    leonbakhan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is for all.. As I remarked earlier and substatiated by many here, no software is immune from expolitation. The fact this discussion has draged so far is because of the stubborness and ignorence of some of you who believe that iOS is immune from such threats, Which is not the case. Every sofware written can be expolited which has been shown time and again and confirmd lately.

    iOS is comperatively used by very less number of people as against the windows and hence gets less chance of being freaked by hackers and other malware threats. And that it is this fact that gives to some of you false feeling of  security and  can be understood under this shield of ignorance.

    But believe me this has happened so many times before and has happened lately. The news is there on the web. If it can be done on some of the computers running iOS then it can be done anywhere.

  • 65. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    leonbakhan wrote:

     

    But believe me this has happened so many times before and has happened lately. The news is there om the web

     

    Please provide citations for any exploits of unjailbroken phones.

  • 66. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    yjchua95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is totally off topic already. What the OP asked was whether there's an anti-virus app for iOS or not. And somehow this thread has been hijacked to become an argument area.

     

    Get this straight. Nothing is invulnerable. Even I have Norton on my Mac.

     

    Far as I know, there's Norton Mobile Security for iOS.

    https://mobilesecurity.norton.com

  • 67. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    yjchua95 wrote:

     

     

     

    Get this straight. Nothing is invulnerable. Even I have Norton on my Mac.

     

    Far as I know, there's Norton Mobile Security for iOS.

    https://mobilesecurity.norton.com

    Aside from the fact that I wouldn't let a Norton product within in ten feet of my Mac or my iOS devices, it's important to understand what the Mobile Secuity app does. It is not antivirus for iOS in the same way as the desktop verision is for the desktop OS. As there are currently no known viruses in the wild for iOS, no antivirus program has anything to detect that will infect. What Mobile Security and others like it do is prevent the iOS device from passing infected files back to Windows computers. That's all. If that seems important to you, by all means, install it. Just be aware of what you're paying for.

  • 68. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,950 points)

    I also read with amusement a couple of weeks ago an article that started in some industry papers and made it to the NY Times, that NO antivirus program actually works against new viruses and worms, and it can take weeks, or, in one case several years, before AV manufacturerers catch up with emerging threats.

  • 69. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    teleh Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Excellent. What Apple actually need is some kind of application with push notifications or scheduled updating, shall we call it an "anti-undesirable-software app", which could be quickly updated if any "security flaws in the impenetrable fortress which is iOS 6" should happen to be found. Totally theoretical you understand. However I'm reasonably sure that a reputable company or two could be found to provide this service virtually for free. The current patching consists of optional iOS updates when your device is plugged in to power and connected to WiFi.

  • 70. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    Tfrizzell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My last post was taken off so I guess all I can do is post this link I found that talks about mobile security: www.securitymetrics.com/mobilescan . Hope this answers the original question.

  • 71. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,950 points)

    I don't see that this has anything to do with the original question. It's a legitmate company that makes expensive security solutions for large enterprises. It's what your boss might use to determine if you have hacked your iPhone.

     

    As the US Department of Defense has just ruled that iPhones are secure enough to use on military networks THAT should answer the original question.

  • 72. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,345 points)

    Lawrence Finch wrote:

     

    It's a legitmate company

    Do legitimate companies send their affiliates to discussion forums to promote them without admitting they are affliated with the company or are receiving compensation? I'm guessing you didn't see this poster's first (removed) post.

  • 73. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,950 points)

    Security Metrics, Inc is a 13 year old $25 million company based in Orem, Utah. Do these faces look respectable? https://securitymetrics.com/sm/pub/aboutus/executives. I was suspicious of the first post, but the company does not have any products or services that an iPhone user might buy. And the link has nothing to do with the original question.

     

    I'm always suspicious when someone signs up with a new Apple ID and immediately posts what appears to be an attempt to get free advertising for some sleezy software, but that doesn't seem to be the case here. But I'll watch for the next post.

  • 74. Re: Is there an iPhone antivirus App?
    stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (32,345 points)

    Do these faces look respectable?

    Some.

     

    I'm always suspicious when someone signs up with a new Apple ID and immediately posts what appears to be an attempt to get free advertising for some sleezy software, but that doesn't seem to be the case here. But I'll watch for the next post.

    Ditto. But the first post was certainly a put-off.

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