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Post by ghiro on Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:01 pm

Now here's a question that's been exercising my excuse for a brain!

With Windows I need to have all sorts of software to protect me from viruses, worms, malware etc etc.  Yet things like iPhones and iPads (and also iMacs?) appear immune.

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Post by Geotherm on Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:56 pm

The others are not immune, it is just that the hackers prefer the windows system to work on, albeit that there are now a few going for the mac. Do not use a Iphone or Ipad myself as think they are overpriced.
If you are running windows, you can use their anti-virus/ firewall which is pretty effective, or Avast antivirus, another good one, plus malwarebytes on a weekly scan.

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Re: Ignorant.com

Post by stevegwmonkseaton on Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:45 pm

Geo is correct, they are small fry, over priced and not worth hacking... Note I did not say they are no good!

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Post by Flip on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:01 pm

It is easier to hack into a fixed IP address as most computers are fixed, but a mobile is also protected by the service provider so more difficult and also a different operating system.
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Not many have fixed IP addresses...

Post by stevegwmonkseaton on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:30 pm

Flip wrote:It is easier to hack into a fixed IP address as most computers are fixed, but a mobile is also protected by the service provider so more difficult and also a different operating system.
Not many ISP have fixed IP addresses these days and with most you have to pay for one... Stick a router in front of  it and a good fire wall (software + the router firewall) and it's very hard to get in... Well unless you are the CIA or MI6... Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil

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