Monday, June 5, 2023
HomeUncategorizedCould your iPad get a virus from Safari?Here's what we know

Could your iPad get a virus from Safari?Here's what we know

woman using ipad

woman using ipad Framesira/Shutterstock

Safari is a browser on the iPad that allows you to access a wealth of information over the Internet. iPad also lets you download files from Safari, enabling you to complete tasks on the go that you would normally only do on your computer. For this reason and many others, installing Safari on the iPad is useful, and you can also download other browsers, such as Chrome or Firefox, from the App Store.

But what if you get a virus? Could Safari also be harmful? It’s certainly possible to get a virus on your iPad, according to CyberTalk, although past marketing tactics by Apple seem to suggest otherwise. The company has since rescinded such claims because, in reality, your Mac and other Apple devices, including Safari, are likely to be infected. However, the virus does not come from the browser itself, but as a result of certain activities you do on the browser.

How to get a virus through Safari


As with any other source of Internet access, depending on the websites you visit and the actions you take on those websites, Possibly infected with viruses. There are many websites with bad intentions and therefore potentially harmful. As far as its devices are concerned, though, Apple isn’t wrong about the scope of its security measures. The iPhone, like the iPad, does have a layer of security built in, with iOS keeping each app separate from the rest. This makes it harder for a virus to infect a device and spread (via Apple.)

However, you do this when you You still need to be careful about what you do when using the Internet on your iPad. While viruses are unlikely, malware (or malware) can still happen. If you visit a suspicious website that promises things too good to be true, doesn’t look legitimate, and/or prompts you to download files to your iPad, you need to be very vigilant about the website and avoid completing any downloads. If you have jailbroken your iPad, you need to be more careful as this can raise security issues. In general, you need to be extra careful if a website asks you to give up sensitive information, such as banking or credit card information. Only buy things from sources you trust.How to Protect Your iPad from Malwareman using ipad


To better protect yourself, there are a few things you can make sure to do so you don’t run the risk of getting malware on your iPad. First, make sure your iPad and any apps you use regularly are up to date. Updates ensure that any potential security threats are fixed or mitigated, so you need to keep your devices and apps as up-to-date as possible.

You also need to make sure not to jailbreak your iPad. This can cause serious problems because you are deviating from the normal security measures of iOS. If you decide to jailbreak your iPad, you need to be extra careful with anything you download, especially anything from anywhere other than the App Store. Apps in the official store are verified by Apple to make sure they don’t pose a security threat, but downloading from third-party sources doesn’t provide that protection (via Norton). Finally, if you use it normally and follow good internet browsing habits, you don’t have to worry too much about getting a virus on your iPad through Safari.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Featured NEWS