Clicked spam link on iPhone - need to worry?

bgrace

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Oct 1, 2008
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In a moment of stupidity, I clicked on a link in an email that was sent from a friend's account. I now know that account was compromised. The link opened Safari then redirected to a random app in the App Store. Should I be concerned about malware, etc. on my iPhone due to clicking the link?
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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In a moment of stupidity, I clicked on a link in an email that was sent from a friend's account. I now know that account was compromised. The link opened Safari then redirected to a random app in the App Store. Should I be concerned about malware, etc. on my iPhone due to clicking the link?
There is no malware in the wild that can affect unjailbroken iOS devices. Clicking a link isn't going to infect your iPhone.
 
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redheeler

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Oct 17, 2014
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In a moment of stupidity, I clicked on a link in an email that was sent from a friend's account. I now know that account was compromised. The link opened Safari then redirected to a random app in the App Store. Should I be concerned about malware, etc. on my iPhone due to clicking the link?
Nothing to worry about, it's just a simple redirect caused by a link to an app in the App Store
 
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