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Be Wary Of Free iPhone Downloads

Jun 6, 2008
If you have internet access on any mobile device that you have, you are prone to be a target for cyber criminals. The problem of downloading spyware or any kind malware arises, when you download it from the internet to your iPhone, which maybe free. The advertisements for free downloading may look appealing, but you should check out the site before downloading from it.

The Trojan Horse

The ancient story of the Trojan War is one of the most famous myths of history. The city of Troy was in battle with Greece. One day the people saw a massive wooden horse just outside the walls of the city of Troy. One of the symbols of Troy was a horse and the people thought that it was a gift from the goddess Athena. The people wanted to thank Goddess Athena for it and took it inside the city as an offering for her.

Unfortunately the wooden horse had a battery of Greek soldiers in it, and they came out of the horse at night, when Troy was sleeping and conquered the city. This example shows what can happen to your computer when you download from free websites on your iPhone. From the outside it looks totally harmless and is made especially attractive like beautiful wallpaper, attractive ring tones or smiley faces. But it has been instigated by a cyber criminal to put in malware, which means malicious software into your computer.

Put Safety first

Malware can cause a great deal of damage to your computer, and it has a number of programs through which it functions. One knows about viruses, keyloggers, spyware and toolkits which are harmful for your computer or iPhone, and Trojan Horse is also one of them. They can destroy your computer or iPhone and you can make out that malware has come into your device, if everything slows down or the computer or iPhone shows some unnatural behavior.

As soon as you realize what has happened, you must arrange to download computer software programs into your computer and your iPhone without wasting any time. The security system in your computer and iPhone may not be good enough to deal with the latest malware, that has infected your computer and iPhone through the free downloads.

Be careful when you open your email window, because no email which is not familiar to you should be opened. It is best for you to have a spam filter which can help to screen any kind of malware or any link or website which could download malware into your computer or iPhone. Also you should avoid clicking on any pop-up ads in which free iPhone downloads are being advertised.

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