Aren't Mac OS and Linux supposed to be "virus-free"?
I understand that in either, you could execute some malicious code. But most people using either are generally singing praises of no viruses.
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Edited by Danc20, 26 January 2011 - 09:40 PM.
I can see that my original post was a little vague. I should have been a more overt. Thanks for the heads up, Danc20. This is more what I was getting at:
Not sure if you can move posts, but for future reference this post should be put elsewhere than the phone sections unless you are talking about iPhones being virus free compared to Windows phones.
Windows has lots of malware due to its large marketshare. Criminals can get much more bang for a buck when creating a Windows malware as opposed to Linux and Mac OS, which won't allow it to spread very far.
" Aren't Mac OS and Linux supposed to be "virus-free"? "
Thst is a quote of the past. Currently all the stuff are crawlling with viri
few if any are in the wild, and most have been obsoleted by updates
In response to mobile OS questions, being an avid iPod user, it is very hard to be infected with a virus or malware on an iOS device. All apps are approved and checked by apple before being available on the Appstore, so they are sure to be clean. However, jailbreaking does expose vulnerabilities. Jailbreaking allows Cydia tweaks, mods etc. to be installed, and they have no method of authentication. It would still be safe if you use trusted Cydia sources and Reposotories (e.g. BigBoss) because these are checked, but using other repo's could be dangerous. There are not any viruses for iOS devices yet (that I know of) but may become a real threat in the future.
Edited by CustomiZer, 30 May 2011 - 08:26 AM.
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