iPhone Virus Taking Over Gmail

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JerseyBill, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. JerseyBill macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Twice in the last week I have observed that a batch of email is being sent from my Gmail account on my iPhone to a group of random names from my contact list. The messages contain the usual dangerous links that lead to infecting sites.

    The outgoing messages are clearly in my Gmail outbox and I had no other computer running with Gmail on it at the time the messages were sent.

    A number of friends have reported receiving this spam.

    I thought that such an infection was impossible on an iPhone. I have an iPhone 4 with the latest iOS updates in place.

    There doesn't appear to be any support anywhere for removing such an infection. Would wiping the iPhone be needed? Or just wiping my Gmail account on the phone?
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Change your password!!
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    It's quite likely your gmail password has been compromised and the source is somewhere else; i.e. not your phone or computers.

    Change your google password immediately.
  4. ericrwalker macrumors 68030


    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, NY
    Just because you aren't using gmail on another computer doesn't mean they are sending from your phone. They are most likely using your gmail from another computer (their own). Change your password now.
  5. antisoma macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
  6. JerseyBill thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2010
    Thanks everyone - will do that immediately !!

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