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Iphone 3G & hackers

Does the iPhone still have an immunity to viruses and hackers? I did a Cnet & Google Search but most of the information contained therein was not current.

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Since there are no virus yet.

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You only have to worry about malware and such. But that's more an app issue and if you install a bad app, it's a bad app. Apple does a good job with limiting such in the apps store but for those that worry you can never help them.

If you don't install apps, no worry.

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To clarify, Bob

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I opened a post on FB with my iPhone....the post was definitely suspect, but I wanted to check it out before reporting to FB and alerting 600 friends. It was a Southwestern 2 Free Tickets scam....did not click on the web page it brought up as it was not the usual SWA site. I then opened the same post using my PC and NIS blocked it (as I knew it would) from attacking my computer. The description was "High Risk Facebook LikeJacking Attack20", and it used the names of several of my friends as senders. I wanted to check here if it was possible for me to have picked up the malware on my iPhone when I opened the post on FB.
I am aware it was not the smartest thing to do. The devil made me do it!

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SCAM is not a virus (yet)

In reply to: To clarify, Bob

I believe the FB scam is noted in the CNET Spyware forum. And you are right that NIS can block that.

The neat part about the Likejacking Attack 20 is it is a " malicious web page " which would, if successful point to a security issue in the iPhone browser. But it fails and as such is no threat.

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Thank you, Bob

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I won't be so cavalier again.....miki

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