iPhone virus malware

Apple iPhone and other Apple products are generally safe from the viruses because of their tightly controlled ecosystem. However, there are some major security concerns that users should be aware of.

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What is a Virus?

Any malicious programme that intends to steal or modify user data without permission can be counted as a virus. For a long time, cybersecurity experts have warned about the risk and most of the user run antivirus programme on their system.




The Curious Case of the Apple Ecosystem

All cyber security experts agree to the fact that iOS is more secure compared to other mobile OSes. Unlike its counterpart, iOS is closely monitored and developed by only Apple, on the other hand, anyone can make their own Android OS.

Apple avoided fragmentation in their ecosystem by closing its operating system. This closed wall nature enables Apple to push a new update on a regular basis. In contrast, Android devices depend upon their carrier for new security patches released by Google.

Android’s easily modifiable nature provides a fertile ground for the attackers.

Is the iPhone 100 % Safe?

It should be very clear that anything with CPU is vulnerable to attacks.

There are cases when iPhone security has been compromised by attackers. In a recent incident, an App named Exodus was able to steal thousands of contacts and private data from the phones. In another instance, developers pushed spyware to Apple App store by exploiting the Apple certificates.

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All these incidents prove that the iPhone is also vulnerable.

Precautions

The first and foremost step to remain secure is to keep your iPhone updated which can be done :

  1. Go to the Settings and tap “General.”
  2. Open “Software Update.”
  3. Make sure to turn on “Automatic Updates.”
  4. If there is an update install it.

Do not jailbreak your device and stay away from unknown links.