Random Beeping - Like a Fire Alarm

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  1. GazNicki2582 macrumors newbie

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    This morning my Daughter posted on Facebook that her phone woke her up making an alarm sound like a fire alarm for no reason at all. It isn't her alarm, it isn't a notification, it isn't planned. It didn't put up a notification, popup or anything. The only thing she could do is to reboot the phone.

    Fast forward a few hours, and my phone starts to do the same. The thing is, when my daughters did it - she was 30 miles away at home while I was at work.

    My phone is now beeping like mad, no pop-ups, not notices, nothing. But the volume works with the sound. That's odd.

    Turns out, my phone is randomly playing music. Specifically an MP3 from a weird and long website entitled bb.mp3 which is simply beeping.

    Is this a virus? Could this be linked to iOS11 (we both have iOS11, we have never had this before with any other iPhones).
    The address of the music is below (I have edited the http bit to prevent accidental clicking).

    h**p://1898061103.rsc.cdn77.org/static/e766f2c81fd9a913e70afa9b6ae011bf/mediastatic/bb.mp3

    Any advice on this would be appreciated as everyone has bank details on their phones and I am now worried about hackers, viruses and malware.
     
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  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Sounds like a government Emergency Alert or Amber alert.
     
  4. GazNicki2582 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There is nothing in Safari to suggest that this is where it is coming from, and I wasn't browsing through Safari either.
     
  5. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Erm, you mentioned the following, which indicates that it was playing from a website.

     
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    How did you figure out it was that file? Where did you get the URL from?
     
  7. Jbeaner1 macrumors newbie

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    I also just got this - one my phones started beeping with this exact address. Very confusing - the IP address goes back to a content distribution network? What else should I check?

    Here is the link to the mp3 file that suddenly started playing:

    ht*p://1898061103.rsc.cdn77.org/static/e766f2c81fd9a913e70afa9b6ae011bf/mediastatic/bb.mp3
     
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    How did you figure out it was that file? Where did you get the URL from?
     
  9. Jbeaner1 macrumors newbie

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    It shows up on the screen like a song so instead of a song name, there is a link to the media file. So weird - does anyone know what this is?
     
  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Oh, so something shows up? The OP made it sound like nothing was showing up anywhere at all and it was just an unknown sound playing without anything else basically.
     
  11. Jbeaner1 macrumors newbie

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    It starts out of nowhere and starts playing. A little song pops up on my screen though with the link on it so yeah. It's definitely the exact same link that we see though.
     
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  13. Brians81 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue on my iPhone. I have tracked down my problem to a specific app on my device which seems to be playing the sound. Whenever I close the app the sound stops. Having been in touch with the developer, it seems like the issue may be due to a rogue ad within the app playing the sound.

    When you have the sound playing I’d suggest trying to close all apps one by one until the sound stops. This will tell you which app is causing the problem for you.

    As most apps will use common ad networks I don’t think this issue would necessarily be isolated to any individual app.
     
  14. mds1256 macrumors regular

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    Mine done this the other day too, randomly. I was just using safari and browsing a local restaurant website and it started beeping exactly like this. I honestly thought it was my smoke alarm in the house but it was coming from my phone.
     

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