iPad Safari security alert scam

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by SarahCat, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. SarahCat, Aug 21, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2015

    SarahCat macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2014
    I was looking something up on google using safari onmy ipad and I get this pop up alert saying suspicious activity might have been detected and to call a number. I pressed the ok button and it kept popping up over and over again for like five times real fast. The rest of safari was dimmed out and I could not do anything. I knew this was a scam so I did not call the numbers or reveal any info. Eventually I was able to close that website tab and everything was fine. Should I be concerned about malware getting installed behind the scenes? I have gone to apple support communities and this is obviously a scam that's happened on safari at random for a while. Thanks.
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Things don't really get installed or executed on their own in iOS unless you are jailbroken perhaps and even then not usually. Nothing to worry about.

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