iPhone Is it enough to receive an unknown text message to get infected nowadays?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by smorrissey, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. smorrissey, Jul 29, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2017

    smorrissey macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2015
    Short Story, i have an iphone 6s still on ios 9.3.5. Why? pretty much to avoid planning obsolescence and battery drain issues.....and so far so good....

    However today i just received an unknown text message (not the first time) and although i open it i didn't click on the link inside (just a 5 digits number) telling me that was my messenger activation code or something like that...

    My question is: Is it enough to receive an unknown text message nowadays and open it to get infected? I'm not talking here about clicking on malicious links only about opening a text message.

    I'm aware about the text crash bug though...guess i'm answering myself however i'm thinking here more about pegasus type of threats without clicking on any link.
  2. smorrissey thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2015
    Well my iphones 6s battery just started to be "jumpy" after almost 2 years of use and a hard reset didn't fix it so...whatever i just updated from ios 9.3.5 to 10.3.3

    and let's see how it goes.... if battery life is not worth after that xiomi here we come...kind of tired of Apple's poor battery performance.

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