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iPad browser automatically redirecting to Porn sites


Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Nov 2012 3:59PM
It happened to me too, not on my iPad, but on my Samsung galaxy S3 mobile phone. And I have only used the browser for ephotozine website so far.

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User_Removed 10 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 4:09PM

Quote:but just how can my iPad be hacked but not my PC?


Because they are separate independent devices and one can get a virus without the other getting a virus.
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
9 Nov 2012 4:28PM
You should read about all the Malware Apps doing the rounds on Android & i-phones at the moment.......I've switched off all access to the Internet and taken to just using the thing for calls and texting, which in all honesty is all I ever use it for anyway. It seems the cyber criminals are aiming most of there resources at these devices at the moment as they are easy targets, with little or no protection whatsoever, and no, i-phones are not immune to attack despite popular belief!!!

But having said all this, it doesn't mean you can be complacent about your PC, because that's always going to be prone to infection if you let your guard down.

Ade Sad
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 4:48PM
Sounds like the equivalent to the "Google redirect virus", which was around quite some time agoSad

Kapersky brought a dedicated piece of software to remove it, but it didn't work in all cases.

To remove it from our system, my son (Webroot/Prevx boffin), took remote control of the PC, while talking to a colleague in the States, who was a renowned expert on it..
As I recall it took several hours, to finally shift it.
Never reappeared since
redsnappa e2
12 2.0k United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 5:36PM

Quote:I thought that iPads were immune from this kind of thing?........
The Apple marketing machine say Apple devices cannot be infected with malware simply because it is their job to sell lots of apple devices. It's the customers job to check if their claims are true.

I blame Google for a lot of this malware. My wife keeps getting these browser hijacks because she refuses to use favourites/bookmarks, instead she does a Google search each and every time when she wishes to visit a website, she always clicks on the first item on the resulting search list. This is the easiest way to infect your device with allsorts of malware.
9 Nov 2012 5:47PM
go into any apple store and ask can i get a virus or any other sort of malware on my apple device and they will say no. Now is this because it is true, or because they are clueless or because that is what they are told they must say.
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
9 Nov 2012 5:50PM

Quote:Try as I might I've been unable to replicate it.

Don't worry Graham . . .

. . . there are loads of other porn sites out there that you can visit!
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 6:35PM

Quote:go into any apple store and ask can i get a virus or any other sort of malware on my apple device and they will say no.

If they do say that then they are lying.
redsnappa e2
12 2.0k United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 7:14PM

Quote: go into any apple store and ask can i get a virus or any other sort of malware on my apple device and they will say no.

If you ask any salesman (including those who work in a Apple Store) if their products has flaws they will obviously say no because they get bonuses if they make a sale.
KevSB
10 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 7:18PM
The reference was to iPads and not all apple devices, as apple control what you download to the iPad are they not immune! That is what we are asking
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 7:22PM
9 Nov 2012 9:43PM
Excellent if I get caught by the wife I shall point her to the first page of his thread.

"See I didn't click on it, happens to other too" Wink
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 10:00PM

Quote:The reference was to iPads and not all apple devices, as apple control what you download to the iPad are they not immune! That is what we are asking

Not necessarily, hackers have already jailbreaken them from a website.
In theory, you could go to a website that jailbreaks your phone/ipad and installs malware.
cameracat e2
11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
9 Nov 2012 10:23PM
No device that connects to the Internet is immune from an attack, Be it a virus or malware, This applies to " APPLE " products just as much as it applies to any other brand of device.

Bottom line, In the real world and not the one " Apple " pretends they have built for their customers, Cybercriminals are on the look out for an easy buck.....!!!!!!

Devices without some sort of protection, Just provide an easier than usual buck to the coffers of cybercriminals, They will hack and crack just about anything, These days Apple devices/products are easy prey, Because far to many owners swallow the guff that Apple gear is safe......!!!

It is really about time everyone wised up, Because all these unprotected devices spread the rubbish to everyone else, Like wildfire.

Cybercrime is here to stay, With all the new toys out there, All doing the social networking thing, Cybercrime has moved up a gear and is now the biggest business on the planet.....

No shares to invest in though.....Wink
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 10:47PM

Quote:This applies to " APPLE " products just as much as it applies to any other brand of device.

Although to be fair Apples "walled garden" of the app store for iOS. adds a layer of protection that you don't get on PCs etc.

But nothing can be guaranteed immune any more than any bank can guarantee it won't get broken in to.

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