iPad ***iPad Safari Malware***

Discussion in 'iPad' started by MartinAppleGuy, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. MartinAppleGuy, Nov 14, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2014

    MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    I have noticed that a lot of sites are redirecting to the app store for apps as soon as you load the page. For example, MyTiguan redirects a few seconds after finishing loading. The issue happens on the iPad Air 1 (iOS 8), iPad Air 2(iOS 8) and an iPad 1(iOS 5). Other sites also appear to being having this issue.

    Could you all report on if it happens to you (here is the website for one of them: http://www.mytiguan.com).

    Edit: The issue does not occur when loading the cached version of all of the websites, and the cached versions are around 7 hours old. It appears to be an issue that has affected all version of iPad OS, but doesn't affect iPhones (iOS 8, both mobile and desktop site requests) as well as iMacs. Only iPads. And due to the charred webpages not having the issue, it concludes the issue has started within the last 7 hours.
  2. Simacca macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2008
    UK, South East.

    Happens to me too. I noticed on other pages also.
  3. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Yup it's happened to me several times in the last 2-3 weeks. I just close out the App store app. I've now gone to turning off Javascript.
  4. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Happened 5/6 times to me recently -- annoying.
  5. ApplePhy macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2013
    This isn't something new.

    It's happened to folks on here for a few months now (myself included)

    Don't know the root cause...was hoping the Air2 wouldn't have an issue, but just started happening again last week
  6. CyberManiaK macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2014
    I haven't ever been on that site http://www.mytiguan.com/, none of my devices did it.. just went on my air 2 on 8.1.1 , Air 1 on 7.1.1 or mini 2 on 8.1

    Why not do a full restore without loading the backup?
  7. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2013
    I'm noticing it on an iPad 1 running iOS 5.1.1, and an iPad Air running iOS 8 and Air 2 running iOS 8 also. None of them are running from a backup of the other, thats not the problem. It appears it is just sites abusing ads so we are forced to see them, then they get a pot o' gold haha
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    This is not malware, it's not new, and it's quite common. It's simply JavaScript on those web pages redirecting you to the App Store. On many sites, it only happens on your first visit to the site, because it sets a cookie to indicate it's already happened. As long as you don't clear the cache or the cookie expires, it may not happen again on that site. Other sites redirect on every visit to the site.

    Yes, it's annoying. No, it's not malware.

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