iPad sending out emails automatically with pornographic and adult contents!

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by asen89, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. asen89 macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    And that to, to my mum and dad, my mom nearly got a heart attack when she opened my email expecting a nice hi, mom!

    Anyways, it sends out during 3G and WIFI at home, even when my home computer is switched off, so i know for sure its my iPad. I have 5.1 installed and even after i upgraded from 5.0 the problem persists!

    Any help will be highly appreciated,

    Thanks in adavnce!
     
  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like your email account's been hacked, not your iPad. You should change your password immediately.
     
  3. asen89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Aha, thanks, just did that, now waiting to see if more emails get sent out or not! Damn hackers!!!
     
  4. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    It is almost certainly the email account as been hacked not the iPad.

    (i.e. the mail server e.g Gmail is where the mail is sent from and where the attachments are added.)

    What sort of account are we talking about? @me.com, gmail, hotmail?

    I don't think any third party email Apps for iOS would do this (if so hey would be off the App store very fast)
     
  5. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    iPad's can't send emails on their own volition. Your email password has probably been phished or hacked.
     
  6. asen89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Its via yahoo mail, i think you all are correct, i also use another email id on my ipad along with my yahoo mail, no emails ever go out from the other id, only via yahoo, damn i was convinced it was my ipad, spent a few bucks an antivirus app (( for nothing,

    Thanks a lot guys!
     
  7. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Im guessing password hack...no ipad viruses that I've heard of...only way it could happen is if you are jailbroken and installed a dirty app.
     
  8. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    Bad news to have a hacked account but it will be wonderful news to your dear old Mum, believe me. :p
     
  9. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    That's not definitive proof that it's your iPad. As stated above, you account could have been compromised. Additionally, it's possible that your email was being spoofed. You'd have to carefully look at the email headers to actually begin to understand what's going on.
     
  10. sharpycl macrumors 6502

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    I had a similar issue a few months back. Emails being sent that weren't from me. I found out about it because my email was also in my address book so I got the email and noticed it was also sent to everyone in my address book. Nothing pornographic but not an email sent from me. So I warned all my contacts via a follow up email to not open it and delete it. Changed my password and haven't had that issue since.

    This happened on my yahoo account btw.
     
  11. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    I had my Yahoo Mail account sending mail. I took the iPad to my small local cable company and they found that my Yahoo account had been hacked. I changed my password and it stopped,
     
  12. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    That happens pretty frequently with Yahoo mail. Happened to my mom, dad, some friends, even to me on an old account I never use anymore.
    There's a way to look at the places from which your account has been accessed. My dad figured out how to find it somewhere in the settings and he could see someone logged into his account from Somalia or some place like that. Changed his password and it's been fine since.
     
  13. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    If you bought an antivirus app for your iPad, you did spend a few bucks on nothing! There is no such thing as an iPad virus.
     
  14. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    Does yahoo offer 2 step verification like google. That's another thing to help not get your email account compromised
     

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