My iPhone has been hacked?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Shadylane315, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Shadylane315 macrumors regular

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    It seems i'm getting text messages from a random person posing as multiple people from my contacts. How do I stop this from happening and what triggered this?
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Your phone hasn’t been hacked. There’s a jailbreak app (I forget the name), which allows someone to fake their address, so I suspect it’s someone you know playing a joke on you.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It's someone you know using an online service to send text messages using other people you know as the return number.
     
  4. Shadylane315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ****! I wonder who it is. So they can pose as any of my contacts?
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If they are using an online text service, they can pose as any number.
     
  6. Shadylane315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    If i respond it goes back to my friend or the person? whats this online service called?
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It will go to your friend ...

    There is no one service, just search for send online text.
     
  8. Shadylane315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ah ok, as long as they can't get into my personal stuff and text my friends then I can playing the waiting game and ignore this person
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Well ... since they do have your number and your friends' numbers - they could text your friends from your number too ...

    But, there is nothing you can do, except wait for them to get bored.
     
  10. Shadylane315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So i don't understand how my phone isn't hacked but they have my contact list from my iphone?


     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    They probably don't have your contact list, they probably know some of the same people.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Your phone is not hacked, take the tinfoil hat off:D
     

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