7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 9, 2012 10:26 AM by Rudegar
sargentks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Do I need security software on my Iphone like Norton is on my computer?


iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1
  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8 (38,630 points)

    Absolutely not. There is no software available, and that's fine because the iPhone can NOT get viruses, malware, etc.

  • sargentks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so much. I assumed so since I couldnt find it anywhere but I wanted some advice just to be sure.Thanks again!!

  • rob4527 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    IPhone is just as virus prone as any other device that goes out there on the web. Apple folks seem to live in a dreamy white world. There are lots of good security apps for Android. Norton, Kaspersky etc.

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8 (38,630 points)

    Do you have any basis for your information?

     

     

    There are lots of good security apps for Android. Norton, Kaspersky etc.

    We're not talking about Android.

     

     

    IPhone is just as virus prone as any other device that goes out there on the web.

    So you mean to say that Apple has signed the code for a virus and permitted it into the App Store, therefore allowing it to run on the iPhone? Maybe you are not aware of this, but iOS is not open source, as is Android.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (45,470 points)

    rob4527 wrote:

     

    IPhone is just as virus prone as any other device that goes out there on the web.

    Please provide documentation for this statement.

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (47,160 points)

    I too would be interested in where you are getting that information.

     

    Sargentks; I would suggest you ignore the post by rob4527 until he give some documentation to backup his position.

     

    Allan

  • Rudegar Level 7 Level 7 (22,475 points)

    IPhone is just as virus prone as any other device that goes out there on the web.

     

    as much as any other device which don't support downloading and installing anything from the browser

    and a browser which don't support 3th party plugins

     

    most virus and malware have to be 100% made for a platform like take windows with IE6

    such a virus/malware will not run on say linux with firefox or osx with safari or ios with safari

    not even malware made for osx with safari would work on ios with safari