Is this new? (Not noobie iOS7 Question)

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by ZeroBeat, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. ZeroBeat macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    First time poster, long time reader. Anyway tonight I got a strange message on my iPhone 5 running iOS7. I'm just wondering what it exactly is? Besides being spammy.
     

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  2. kevpan815 macrumors 6502

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    scam!
     
  3. ZeroBeat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OMG REALLLLY? :p I meant how did they format it so that it appeared as such?
     
  4. kevpan815 macrumors 6502

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    spam sent through a Push Notification due to a malicious app on your IPhone!
     
  5. g-7 macrumors 6502

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    It's a Class-0 (or "flash") SMS message, the one that is displayed immediately on your device and deleted after reading. There are Android apps for sending them, there might be a Cydia app for iPhone as well.
     
  6. kevpan815 macrumors 6502

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    Which would mean that he is jail broken thus my using the word malicious software being 100 percent correct.
     
  7. dsh3 macrumors 6502

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    Just because he got a flash message, doesn't mean he's jailbroken. It's possible to recieve without, and as long as the spammer is capable of sending flash messages, it doesn't matter what terminal the end user (in this case ZeroBeat) is using as long as it's compatible with these. Old phones as old as Nokia 3210 etc. can also do this.
     
  8. ZeroBeat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not jailbroken.
     
  9. cheeseplane macrumors newbie

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    This must have been triggered by a malicious app.. Got any clue which one?
     
  10. kevpan815 macrumors 6502

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    Cheese plane is correct that you do still have a Malicious App on your IPhone.
     
  11. g-7 macrumors 6502

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    No.

    No.

    No.

    Yes.
     
  12. ZeroBeat thread starter macrumors newbie

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  13. SilverL macrumors member

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    No, these messages are used by the mobile providers too to send information about prepaid account status.
    I got one in the Germany this week when I was roaming with a pre-paid sim from the Netherlands.

    In your case, it's just spam.
     
  14. SilverL macrumors member

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    Here's an example of what I was talking about....
     

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  15. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I am not the Search Police, I simply don't have any links bookmarked and am getting the kids off to their first day of school (yay!).

    Do a search for Class-0 (or "flash") SMS message both in this forum and Google to get more information as this question occasionally comes up. The last thread I saw ended with there is nothing you can do about it, but I'm obviously not familiar with all the different Telco capabilities.

    Supposedly there are websites where you can send these class-0 SMS messages but I never found one that worked.

    There is nothing wrong with your phone and it isn't compromised. I'll come back to this thread later this morning to see if you're still getting bad information and try to provide some links if you haven't found anything.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    And this happens in iOS 6 and earlier as well. Just spam essentially.
     
  17. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    I get these too when my balance is running low.
    Probably a network thing.
     
  18. Seandroid macrumors regular

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    How John Dalrymple of you :p
     
  19. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000

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    Its spam. Whatever is doing it you might wanna get rid of it.
     
  20. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol what company do you know that would have an @gmail.com address???!

    ALARM BELLS
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It seems that the fact this was spam was known from the beginning, it was more of a question of whether it is new (it's not) and what might be causing or (often nothing specific as there are simply sites and software tools to spam people with these types of messages).
     
  22. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Surprised nobody has questioned ZeroBeat as to where he/she got their copy of iOS from yet. Surely there are some unofficial copies with added malware somewhere?
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Don't think anything like that exists when it comes to iOS--the OS install files have to be signed by Apple and get verified with Apple during the installation, so nothing aside from official Apple installs can really happen.

    That aside, this has already been shown to be just another version of SMS-like spamming (using flash messages) which is completely unrelated to anything you might have installed or anything at all--just someone sending that type of message to the phone, nothing more.
     
  24. ZeroBeat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One would seem surprisingly I got it legally as one should through the developer program with my $99 bucks in.
     

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