iPhone iOS virus infected in a coffee shop through Wifi

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  1. aarondeliu macrumors newbie

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    Dear all,

    I think my iPhone has been infected by a virus in a coffee shop through Wifi connection.

    My phone was originally off on my desk, but the screen suddenly showed a meaningless message on the lock screen (please see the image I have attached). After pressing the only button on the screen, my phone is completely disabled. I think it is a virus. When I was in the coffee, my iPhone alternatively connected with a random wifi. I didn't pay attention until the lock screen showed the message in the picture. Have any one experienced something similar? Many thanks!
     

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  2. ipooed macrumors 6502

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    Strange! I've never seen anything like this, it would help if I could read the language. Have you tried running to the Apple Store and showing them? They probably won't be much help though if you were jailbroken.
     
  3. aarondeliu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello, my iPhone is not jailbroken and never did.
    The message on the bottom means "close" or "turnoff" in Chinese.

    I have been using iPhone for 4 years! Never saw this before.
     
  4. 7thson macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried a hard reset by holding the home and lock button at the same time until the :apple: shows on the screen? My wife and daughter have experienced iOS crashing unexpectedly while on wifi. I suspect there is a bug in iOS 8 that is causing the crashing, but am not certain how wifi plays into. In their cases, the screens went black and were unresponsive until they did the hard reset.
     
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  6. yansun macrumors regular

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    关闭 guanbi just means to close.

    Edit: Oh, you already know.
     
  7. ipooed macrumors 6502

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    Do you use the original iPhone USB cable? Not one purchased off eBay etc? I remember reading this article http://www.dailytech.com/Hackers+Install+Malware+on+iPhone+With+Malicious+Charger/article31680c.htm

    You'll have tons of people tell you there is no malware or viruses for iOS, but with iPhones being pretty much the top device there is, there is means to create such.

    If there are tons of exploits to be used by jailbreak creators there has to be at least a few hundred people out there that would be smart enough to design/hack an iPhone via wifi.
     
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    There are no threats on iOS 8.3 in spite of the large audience that appeals to hackers.
     
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  11. ipooed macrumors 6502

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    That we know of yet. http://www.itproportal.com/2015/03/05/beware-ios-malware-horizon/
     

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  13. ipooed macrumors 6502

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    Yes because some of us live in the real world where apple produces internet connected devices that aren't as bullet proof as one is "told to believe" and does so because Apple says.

    If it connects to the internet IT IS vulnerable.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    And that still has practically no relation to jumping to conclusions based one ine thing that wasn't understood.
     
  15. I7guy macrumors G5

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    We agree, there are no known attack vectors for 8.3 at this time; that can automatically penetrate an unjailbroken system. I'm sure there are some vectors that the user can initiate however.
     
  16. ipooed macrumors 6502

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    How does Explaining why I jumped to "conclusions" No realation? Your confusing....
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Why was what I said considered at as being about something you said?
     
  18. ipooed macrumors 6502

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    As I was the only user to "jump to conclusions" before your original post.
     
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  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    How about the OP? Seems like lots of assumptions being made...perhaps you did jump to a conclusion as far as my post in that case. ;)
     
  21. ipooed macrumors 6502

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    Truce? #
     
  22. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Is the OP in China, maybe?
     
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    I'm guessing not; the OP said "the only button" as opposed to naming it, and seems to be using "3" which I believe is a UK-based provider.
     
  24. PandaPunch macrumors newbie

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    That's kinda interesting, OP gets a flash SMS (I didn't know there was such a thing) and it kinda seems like a pop up. Not to mention, if some jerk decides to abuse this, you can't block them because there is no number assigned to it and there is no history of the text.

    Seems like a really cool, private way to text if you had to prevent someone from snooping on your conversation.
     

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