iphone/ipad antivirus?

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  • ferrals
    Member

    My paypal was recently hacked into and I can’t work out why/how. As I access paypal form both phone and tablet I want to check there is no trojan type thing on them. The internet seems to suggset ath if you have the latest updates you should be fine and there isnt any antivirus worth using on apple products. Is this actually true or is there something more I can do?

    edit. doh wrong forum – sorry!

    Premier Icon Drac
    Subscriber

    Could be a crap password or you were caught out by a fishing email.

    CountZero
    Member

    It’s your email account that gets hacked not your iDevices. Update your passwords with more complicated and secure ones.

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    And 2 factor authenication.

    And don’t reuse old passwords. That’s what caught me out on my iCloud account

    ferrals
    Member

    Yeah seems like they got my email password somehow. Oh well, password changed and hopefully no harm done as PayPal refunded me

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    And 2 factor authenication.
    And don’t reuse old passwords.

    This. Anything you care about should have a unique password. Certainly your email account – if that gets compromised, they can do a password reset request on other sites.

    P-Jay
    Member

    As for the heading. No there isn’t any, Apple simply won’t allow any AV products into the AppStore because Apple products don’t get viruses…

    Anyway, best you can hope for is a web security app or the like, but they’re mostly Snake Oil.

    Source: ESET.

    ferrals
    Member

    @cougar, I think this is what happened, thy got my email then changed my PayPal password using that. They also found a photo of my driving license on my email and used that to try and authenticate a big payment- thankfully they needed more id

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