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Security firms cannot protect the iPhone from thre

nk497 (1345219) writes | more than 4 years ago

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nk497 (1345219) writes "F-Secure researchers have claimed that it's impossible to run third-party anti-virus on iPhones, because the SDK doesn't allow for it. It's a problem, as they claim malware will start to target the phone. “None of the existing anti-virus vendors can make one, without help from Apple," chief research officer Mikko Hypponen said. “Apple hasn’t been too interested in developing antivirus solutions for the iPhone, because there are no viruses, which of course, isn’t exactly true.” At the moment, the only worms faced by the iPhone have targetted unlocked, jailbroken devices — so Apple's not too bothered protecting users of such phones."
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