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Mar 15, 2019 4:00 AM 1+ mon ago

Think iPhones cant get viruses? Our expert explains why it could happen

If you read the tech headlines every day, then you'd be forgiven for thinking that we're in the middle of a security meltdown with software viruses and malware running rampant, and there's certainly some truth to that. These threats afflict all of our internet connected devices from smart speakers to laptops to phones.

While there's a strong perception that Android is insecure, you don't hear so much about iOS. Many people believe that Apple's iPhones are immune to viruses or malware, others worry about the possibility, but what's the truth of the matter? Can iPhones get viruses?

"In theory, yes," Maik Morgenstern, chief technology officer for AV-Test, told Digital Trends. "However, the practical hurdles are quite high, and it is unlikely for a normal user to get affected. But vulnerabilities exist that can be exploited by attackers."

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