iOS security?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by makios, Oct 28, 2012.

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  1. makios

    makios Registered Member

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    Since a week I own an iPad from work. Isn't it necessary to run any security / AV/ FW or anything?
    On my Androidphone I'm running Avast!
    I can't find anything for iOS ...
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    I don't think you need anything
     
  3. Aventador

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    There is no malware coded for iOS. Therefore no need for an antivirus. That's why you cannot find anything even in the App Store.
     
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    Maybe you want to protect your information and data setting up a passcode lock.
     
  5. TonyW

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    Webroot have a free app for iOS devices. See here. (You don't need to own WSA-IS+ or WSA-C to have this app.)

    Edit: here's the link to the app on iTunes.
     
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  6. makios

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    Did that already :) It seems to be the only native thing on ios
     
  7. makios

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    Installed it, will try this. I didn'nt know about Webroots browser. Thnx for the tip :thumb:
     
  8. makios

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    Why not for ios? It's a widely used os now, isn't it? Why don't malwarecoders not aim for iOS?
     
  9. manak

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    Apple is focusing on security for their echo system. There is no 100% perfect security system but most users don't need antivirus at this point. Just you need software updates and education.
    OS X(since Leopard), individual processes can have their privileges restricted using the sandbox and OS X provides additional protection against buffer overflows.

    Whitelisting (Apple App store) + Sandboxing (iOS & OS X developers follow App Sandbox Design Guide)
     
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