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« on: Sat Jan 21, 2017 - 06:08:51 »
How much safer are iphones than androids?

I believe I have been watched on my Samsung.  Even had my debit card numbers stolen when I ordered online with it.  Now I don't do banking online with it, but use my home computer.  If I want to order something I will call their number.

I want to get an iphone, I did some brief Internet searches about it, but so far haven't learned much.

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Re: Iphone
« Reply #1 on: Sat Jan 21, 2017 - 06:58:01 »
How much safer are iphones than androids?

I believe I have been watched on my Samsung.  Even had my debit card numbers stolen when I ordered online with it.  Now I don't do banking online with it, but use my home computer.  If I want to order something I will call their number.

I want to get an iphone, I did some brief Internet searches about it, but so far haven't learned much.


No safer at all IMHO, if you want to be safe use paypal and the paypal app, that way you will be required to enter a password prior to accessing your account rather than having your secure information always displayed on your device. I use my banking app on my Android phone but same idea, the session automatically expires and I'm required to re-enter my password.

Being internet safe comes down to safe practices, no device or brand can insure that safety will be provided to you.

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Re: Iphone
« Reply #2 on: Sat Jan 21, 2017 - 11:09:30 »
I wasn't aware an app was secure for banking.
I hate apps.  But, maybe not so much if it helps with banking anyway.  I know some apps are NOT good and your better off going thru online. My experience, anyway. 

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Re: Iphone
« Reply #3 on: Thu Mar 09, 2017 - 19:41:59 »
I would never bank with any cell/smart phone, and I will not shop with them either.

It is risky... app or no.

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Re: Iphone
« Reply #4 on: Thu Mar 09, 2017 - 19:55:11 »
I do a lot of banking with my phone, but I'm one of the ones that believe that the banks websites are safe, mobile or other. When NFC or Android Pay becomes a thing, I'll likely use that also.

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Re: Iphone
« Reply #5 on: Thu Mar 09, 2017 - 19:58:43 »
I don't have one. I can't even think of a reason to get one. But that's me. I wouldn't even know how to operate one. ::blushing::  ::smile::

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Re: Iphone
« Reply #6 on: Thu Mar 09, 2017 - 20:02:18 »
Mine is a necessity for work but I put it to good use in my day to day life, even the cameras on today's phones take awesome pictures.

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Re: Iphone
« Reply #7 on: Thu Mar 09, 2017 - 20:14:59 »
I would never bank with any cell/smart phone, and I will not shop with them either.

It is risky... app or no.

Same here. 

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Re: Iphone
« Reply #8 on: Thu Mar 09, 2017 - 20:17:51 »
I would never bank with any cell/smart phone, and I will not shop with them either.

It is risky... app or no.

Same here.

If you wanted safety, you would primarily use credit cards.  The app on your phone is no less safe than your home computer.  I don't know where such an idea originated.

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Re: Iphone
« Reply #9 on: Thu Mar 09, 2017 - 20:19:31 »
Mine is a necessity for work but I put it to good use in my day to day life, even the cameras on today's phones take awesome pictures.


Alan, that is an excellent point, the camera feature.

I have a good digital camera, but I have to insert the memory cards in a card reader to download photos. A camera phone can just upload without that step.

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Re: Iphone
« Reply #10 on: Thu Mar 09, 2017 - 20:34:16 »
I would never bank with any cell/smart phone, and I will not shop with them either.

It is risky... app or no.

Same here.

If you wanted safety, you would primarily use credit cards.  The app on your phone is no less safe than your home computer.  I don't know where such an idea originated.

I'm stuck in the dark ages. I still print out directions from Mapquest.  ::blushing::

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Re: Iphone
« Reply #11 on: Thu Mar 09, 2017 - 20:47:33 »
Mine is a necessity for work but I put it to good use in my day to day life, even the cameras on today's phones take awesome pictures.


Alan, that is an excellent point, the camera feature.

I have a good digital camera, but I have to insert the memory cards in a card reader to download photos. A camera phone can just upload without that step.


Yep, I use Google Drive and have a 125GB limit, my pictures upload automatically so they're accessible from pretty much anywhere. Most of today's flagship phones shoot in RAW, DNG, or NEF besides the usual jpg images.

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« Reply #12 on: Thu Mar 09, 2017 - 23:41:50 »
I just picked up a new iPhone and trying to learn it.  The first thing I noticed was the apple symbol with a bite taking out of it. What story does that remind you of ....

My work place no longer gives out real checks and we are forced to go paperless.

Money is electronically deposited and we are required to down load an iPay app.

Also , to request time off and such, we are required to do that thru an app called workday. Everything is done in the cloud.

Personally, I hate all of this new computer age but without it a guess I would have never gotten to know any of you so I can't complain too much about it. 

Pretty much i am over the paranoia of getting hacked -  so be it.

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