Can Anyone Open This File On Their iPhone?

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  1. ghsNick, Apr 17, 2015
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    So I make wallets for a hobby of mine and have Google Alerts set up so anytime someone mentions it I can see what they said.

    I got an alert this morning but cannot open the review/file.

    I don't think this is a virus/spam since its on Wordpress (I could be wrong, be careful) but I can't open it.

    Let me know if you can read it or how I can open it. I tried clicking the link and opening in iBook and nothing works.
     
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    Safe computing, I didn't try to open it....but have you tried on any desktop?
     
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    That looks to be a .PDF file. iBooks, Kindle, or any other book app usually has the capability to open them.
     
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    It's a mostly empty pdf with a link to a russian website (which I didn't go to)
     
  6. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I tried in iBooks but it's the same as what's on the link. I see that same user has a bunch of reviews and they're all the same format.

    I'm not near a computer and won't be until later tonight. I see they mentioned something about the cash fitting differently since they're located outside the U.S. (in Google Preview) but I can't see anything else.

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    Can you send me the link? I'll open it in safe mode on my iPhone (since they can't get viruses, right).
     
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    Visit at your own risk
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  8. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Actually, now that I think about it, there is an exploit in older PDF files that link up to a botnet.


    I wouldn't recommend ANYONE clicking on or attempting to open that file.
     
  9. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. But after seeing the post below I'm removing the link so no one clicks. I don't want anyone to mess their stuff up.

    Can you please remove the link from your post?
     
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    I removed the file from my original post. I did open it in iBooks though like my iPhone recommended. Do you think I messed anything up?
     

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    Second image as its in iBooks. Please tell me I didn't download a virus/hack.
     

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    looks incredibly dodgy to me
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There were no links when I visited the page. However, if your iPhone is not jailbroken, you didn't download a virus or hack, because none exist in the wild for unjailbroken iOS devices.
     
  15. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's why I posted it it in here. Glad to see its nothing.

    Thanks for your response. My iPhone has never been jailbroken so I should be good.

    So it doesn't even matter if I opened it in iBooks and then deleted t? That was my main concern since I opened it in another App.

    Thanks
     
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    Shoot me the link in a PM, I want to fiddle around with it :)
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Whether you open it in a web browser or any app makes no difference. There are no viruses in the wild that can affect unjailbroken iOS.
     
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    Thanks, and maybe viruses is the wrong word. Any Malware or Botnets that could affect it?

    I know nothing about Botnets but I've been doing some research to understand them better.

    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/M/mobile_botnet.html
     
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    None.
     
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    So if my iPad or iPhone are on 8.3 which they are and were never jailbroken I can't get anything dodgy on them?
     
  21. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Correct.
     
  22. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I didn't know that. I don't get a lot of spam mail but the bit I do get I was always afraid I would open one by accident and get something on my phone/tablet.
     

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