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Doug em4miniatures Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Sep 2011 2:58 a.m. PST

As a matter of interest, are Smartphones (in my case an iPhone) susceptible to virus/malware/etc attack…? It occurred to me yesterday when I got an email from my son-in-law with a dodgy link. I'd never consider clicking on it from my laptop but how about from the phone..?

So far as I know, the phone doesn't have any intrinsic anti-virus software so are they just naturally protected by virtue of the technology or what?

Doug

Personal logo Dom Skelton Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Sep 2011 3:29 a.m. PST

They are vulnerable, but viruses would need to be specifically configured for their software – at the moment *very* few are, but that's bound to change….

pphalen Inactive Member16 Sep 2011 5:43 a.m. PST

Everything is hackable. Even Apple products.
The more popular an OS, the more apt is it to be attacked…

As Senor Banana states, there may be some device dependencies as will…

Toshach Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Sep 2011 7:53 p.m. PST

Most definately they are. I have a Droid and use "Lookout" to keep an eye on things. It also helps to download your apps only from trusted sites like Apple or Droid Marketplace.

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