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After only using Windows PC, and now on owning an Ipad, I was wondering does the device need any sort of virus protection? I have heard that there "isn't a virus written" for its operating system (at the moment)...is this the case?
Quote from: bevs_plaything on March 11, 2012, 10:43:01 AMAfter only using Windows PC, and now on owning an Ipad, I was wondering does the device need any sort of virus protection? I have heard that there "isn't a virus written" for its operating system (at the moment)...is this the case?Cheers, most appreciated. You do not need a virus program for your mobile devices. I don't know if they will ever figure out how to program a virus/malware for iOS, but so far none have been found due to how secure the system is. Plus, current virus-scanning programs are completely ineffective due to how iOS is built. (And they do exist on the app store, but imo, its to scam people mostly)Same goes for Android. King
Well iOS is a closed system to prevent apps doing things they shouldn't but potentially it CAN happen if somebody finds a bug in the code allowing them access. Of course the app to have to pass the scrutiny of the App Store first.Actually this did happen recently. A developer found an exploit and managed to get his app published. Luckily he meant no harm and only did it to prove a point to Apple. Apple didn't take kindly to it and revoked his developer license!Of course if you decide to jailbreak your iOS device you can be leaving yourself wide open so be careful.Android on the other hand is a lot easier to exploit and a few times malware has appeared on the Android Market. Again if you "root" your device it is even easier to fall prey to malware.Saying that both OSes are about 1000% less likely to have a problem compared to a Windows OS
You can see some posted pics taken with the new iPad camera via the link in the story below. They look pretty nice.http://www.tuaw.com/2012/03/14/new-ipad-sample-photos-improve-over-ipad-2/Direct to photo's:http://www.tinhte.vn/threads/1139442/
So, should we all just buy Apple stock and not iPads?
Bryan...I know this may be a silly question, but I'm not in the "stock market game", but is is possible to only buy a single share of Apple stock? And I'm being serious (please don't faint. I know I'm never serious... )