"Smartphones and malware attack" Topic
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|Doug em4miniatures ||16 Sep 2011 1:58 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?
| Dom Skelton ||16 Sep 2011 2:29 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 ||16 Sep 2011 4:43 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 ||16 Sep 2011 6:53 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.