Viruses and iOS – incompatible concepts?




Viruses and iOS – incompatible concepts?


Вирусы на iOS

When choosing the best smartphone for everyday tasks and entertainment buyer is usually guided by several criteria. Convenience? Design? Of course. But not in the last place is the safety of the operating system. Users are so concerned about the privacy of their personal data, when buying the same computer the first thing to acquire him antivirus software .

And for good reason. According to a study by Juniper Networks, last year the number of malicious programs for smartphones and tablets has nearly seven times. Surprisingly, most of them fell to Android – 92% of all viruses, “caught” is the operating system from Google .

The remaining eight percent of the analysts shared between other operating systems, including iOS. Experts do not rule out attempts to create malware for Apple gadgets , but the first place still give Android. The problem of viruses on the platform has been known for quite some time, and now once again received official confirmation.

According to analysts, the majority of malicious programs are the usual SMS-fraud tools. With their help criminals steal money directly from the personal accounts of unsuspecting users. As a result, setting the evening dubious application of Google Play, the user runs the risk of the morning to stay at a zero balance.

Recently, such tricks are also some owners of iOS-devices, and do it deliberately. Traditional messages like “Send SMS and get Range Rover» make unsuspecting users to follow instructions insidious scams. And for any virus that is not needed.

It’s unclear whether Google is going to soon stop the epidemic of “the plague” in its application store. Now the procedure of approving the program on Google Play does not go to any comparison with a similar operation in the App Store – just that as long as they use the fraudsters disguising their viruses in an update for Flash Player and so on.


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