Does Apple's iOS provide a more secure environment for online commerce (banking or shopping) than Windows or Mac OS X? Since the only software that can run on iOS must be vetted by Apple, the likelihood of running malware on the device is much lower. And even if malware is running on the device, I assume it wouldn't have the same capabilities that desktop malware does, such as keylogging.
Furthermore, iOS Safari doesn't support plugins that would enable a man-in-the-browser attack. This means that drive-by malware installation through common vectors such as Java, Flash, and Adobe Reader should be impossible. It presents a user interface that clearly indicates whether or not a connection is secure, and that user interface cannot be overridden by the site being displayed.
- iPhone has not been jailbroken.
- The password is typed with the onscreen keyboard.
- Does use of a password manager (like 1Password) improve or reduce security?