iPhone 8(+) Clicked on a virus link

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  1. ThatiPhoneKid macrumors 6502a

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    Hello guys,

    I was just looking through google on my iPhone and I accidentally pressed on a website which I didn’t want to visit, the website looked sketchy so I left the website immedietly and deleted my history and cookies. I am worried that this website could steal my personal information from my iPhone such as my name, my location and my passwords. I am also worried that this website could have put some kind of virus on my iPhone, is this possible? Am I safe or should I be worried? I never entered any info on this website.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    You're fine. Also everything is sandboxed on iOS so there's no way a website script can elevate root or admin permissions and install anything on your phone.
     
  3. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for this reply, could they get any info from my IP address?
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Who your ISP is and your rough location. That isn't information that can be used against you though. All websites you visit can see this information.
     
  5. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. DevinNj macrumors 6502a

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    You're totally screwed, you should give me your iPhone, LOL, you should be just fine. No worries like keysofanxiety said.
     
  7. ThatiPhoneKid, Mar 24, 2018
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    ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, thanks man for your reply
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    Hi, sorry one last thing could they access my photo library at all or find out my name? Thanks
     
  8. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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    What part of they can’t access anything on your phone do you not understand? Read up on how iOS works and you’ll see it’s not susceptible to this type of attack
     
  9. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just wanted to confirm, Sorry if that upsets you.
     
  10. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68020

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    Doesn’t upset me at all. I just think it’s is widely known iOS attacks are few and far between. Just clicking on a website from google or chrome is not going to be a way in. Now if you received an email that had a link and you clicked on it, now we’re talking. Sorry if my post was abrupt..
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    This Thread is an example why I like iOS in general. It’s protection against where there is so much malicious activity on the Internet, Apple’s security is crucial to why I choose iOS over any other platform.
     
  12. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    Wire me $10k. I'll fix your phone and send you back $50k for your troubles.

    Sincerely, a Nigerian prince
     
  13. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah Apple are the best in security, I still am a little worried they may have my name now I visited the website though
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I am STILL waiting on the 3 million dollars you are surposed to send me! I sent the $75 fee to release the funds but have not heard back from you!;)
     
  15. IowaLynn, Mar 25, 2018
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    IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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    I worry about a 1x1 pixel size field hidden that tries to ask for email address and other auto fill fields.

    shame can’t turn off JavaScript for most sites, enable for just few, other than Private mode.

    Turn off sync for Safari also while deleting cache history cookies.
    Assume you aren’t using Google Chrome, just Google search.

    > newly discovered vulnerability, which Apple fixed with its major iOS update released on September 19, could allow hackers to take control over the victim's iPhone remotely. All they need is the iPhone's MAC address or network-port ID.
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    > obtaining the MAC address of a connected device is easy, the vulnerability is considered a serious threat to iPhone users.

    https://thehackernews.com/2017/09/apple-iphone-wifi-hacking.html

    Pwn2Own

    https://www.techrepublic.com/articl...lware-on-your-iphone-to-steal-sensitive-data/

    I would add AdGuard Pro to Safari and enable DNS and adware filters.
     
  16. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    In addition to what has already been said, I suggest using a VPN when surfing the web. The good services will have built-in adblocking / malware protection. You also don't need websites (as well as your ISP) targeting ads to you, and being able to create a history and profile of who you are.
     

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