adult sites in my Safari history

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Jimrs0716, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. Jimrs0716 macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2015
    I am using iOS 8.4 on my iPad. When I looked at my Safari history today, there were records for multiple adult sites on Wednesday and the previous Friday. I didn't visit these sites, and I know no one else with access to the iPad did. My pop up blocker is turned on. Is it possible that these sites popped up and were blocked? Could they still show in my browser history of this did happen?
  2. TigerMSTR macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2014
    Do you have any other devices connected to the iCloud account that your iPad is using? Browser history will sync between devices.
  3. brilliantthings macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2011
  4. Jimrs0716 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2015
    It's not jailbroken. I guess it is possible that my so signed in with my iCloud account and hen back out again. Are there any other possibilities anyone knows of? Could I have a virus like that if its not jailbroken?
  5. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
    Portland / Seattle
    I can't offer a definitive answer, however, I can add my experience/observations to what TigerMSTR offered.

    I use Newsify on an iPhone and an iPad for my Feedly fix and Feedly in a special Standard User Account on my Mac. I also use a Guest User Account to get my ESPN and BleacherReport fix. I also use one iCloud account across my iOS devices and 4 User Accounts on 3 Macs (I need to travel to my 3 offices).

    I have noted that both cookies and browser histories from my Feedly activity and cookies from my Guest User Account activity populate all of my iOS and Mac activities, so I'll find and ESPN/ cookies from my Guest sessions everywhere and cookies and browser history from my Feedly sessions from either the Newsify app or the Feedly web site on all of my devices. I've also found populated cookies from pages I saved to my Reading List from the Newsify app. Sigh.

    I find bookmarks and cookies from my Private Browsing sessions populated among my devices as well. Someone you know (wink, wink ;)) could have used a PC/Mac to surf for porn, and iCloud could have been synching that data to your iPad. I religiously clean out my caches and check Safari's Metadata Caches file then remove everything in it.
  6. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    All devices on the same iCloud share history.

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